An extremely talented sculptor, Augusta Savage (1892-1962) foght sexism, racism and poverty to rise up and become a renowned artist, art teacher and a voice for equal rights for African-Americans in the arts. She became the first black artist to join the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors. Her life was never easy, filled with adversity, tragedy and difficult decisions. She was extremely gifted and dedicated to making art. Though her struggles and persistence she inspired a new generation of artist.