This statue, a small reproduction of the original, was sculpted in 1939 for the World's Fair. The statue in the form of a "Harp of Humanity" was titled from the anthem by James Weldon Johnson. Unfortunately, it was razed at the end of the Fair, along with all the other temporary structures, since money had not been allocated to cast the statue in bronze.
The base of the piece has this text applied:
Reproduction of a Work of Art created by Augusta Savage. "Lift Every Voice and Sing" now on exhibit at the New York World's Fair.
Augusta Savage Studios, Inc.
143 West 125th Street
New York, N.Y.
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