February 10 -.-Inge Hardison born (1904/1914) in Portsmouth, Virginia, and raised near Boston.  She studied to become a sculptor and painter, an is known for her hall of fame of black Ameicans.  This portrait sculpture series, which she names “ Negro Giants in History,” includes mantlesize busts of such famous African Americans as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Phyllis Wheatley.  The original sculpture of Sojourner Truth was given to Nelson Mandela by New York governor Mario Cuomo in 1990.  Hadison states, “During my long life I have enjoyed using different ways to distill the essences of my experiences so as to share, for the good they might do in the lives of others.”


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