Monumental Women to Re-Create Augusta Savage’s 1939 Sculpture ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’

 

 

 

Augusta Savage in her studio working on her 1939 New York World’s Fair monument Lift Every Voice and Sing. Credit: Courtesy of Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library

In honor of the Birthday of Augusta Savage, February 29th, Monumental Women announces the formation of a coalition to re-create African American sculptor Augusta Savage’s Lift Every Voice and Sing sculpture that was created for the 1939 World’s Fair held in Queens, New York.

Viewed by more than 5 million fair attendees, Savage’s sculpture was destroyed after the World’s Fair ended. Savage was an important part of the Harlem Renaissance and one of America’s foremost African American women artists. She worked as a sculptor and educator and fought against sexism and racism. Eighty–five years after its debut, Savage’s pivotal and inspiring artwork deserves to be re-created and known by a new generation.

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Monumental Women ~ Unveiling Ceremony Livestream on August 26, 2020

 

 

 

Unveiling of the Monument, August 26, 2020

It’s here! It arrived at sunrise on August 15th, shrink-wrapped and covered.

We joined Monumental Women in the unveiling ceremony livestream on August 26th at 7:45am filmed on Literary Walk. Below are a few images taken from Livestream.

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