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1920s to 1930s - Meet Augusta Savage, the most important African-American sculptor (watch)

This talented sculptor was denied a scholarship for being black, so she fought back.

With all the raw talent and courage of any giant of the art world, Augusta Savage had only half the opportunity. Her sculptures were gentle, realistic and totally radical because they captured black Americans as people, not caricatures. But despite all the adversity in her life, her legacy of arts education in Harlem was vital for the generations that followed her.



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