Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller was a pioneer for the Harlem Renaissance. In 1914, her sculpture Ethiopia Awakening is said to have been a prelude to the Harlem Renaissance and the New Negro Movement. Awakening African Americans to a piece of their history before slavery.
Jacob Lawrence’s Great Migration Series is monumental for its time and now. I teach my students that the Great Migration Series is like a visual historical document. These paintings give you a sense of life for black people who decided to leave the southern states for work in larger cities in the north.
Augusta Savage sculpted works of art that brought people together. She incorporated that sense of community in her sculpture titled The Harp.
If you missed the Sensational Love Event here is a short vlog about my experience.