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Memes, Columbia, and Austria: Did You know This Black Woman's Sculpture of Pres. Roosevelt Is on Every Dime? By Tanasia Kenney March 2, 2017 O 149 0 That’s right. The image of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt you see on the common American dime was adapted from a sculpture commissioned by African-American sculptor, Selma Hortense Burke. ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ Burke, a renowned artist and educator who founded two art schools during her lifetime, was born in Moorseville, N.C., as one of 10 children to local minister Neal Burke and his wife, Mary Jackson Burke, according to BlackPast.org. Young Selma went on to earn a degree from Winston-Salem State University and graduated as a registered nurse from the St. Agnes School of Nurses in 1924. ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ Burke worked as a private nurse in New York City for some time, but it was during her brief second marriage to writer Claude McKay that she became involved in the Harlem Renaissance. She worked in Harlem with the Works Progress Administration and Harlem Artists Guild, where she began teaching art appreciation to inner city youths, BlackPast.org reported. Burke’s love of art soon carried her overseas to study and hone her skills as a sculptor under artists Aristide Maillol of Paris and Povolney of Vienna, Austria. ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ In 1940, the budding artist founded the Selma Burke School of Sculpture in New York City. The following year, she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University and went on to join the U.S. Navy in 1942, making her one of the first African-American women to enlist. While serving in the military, Burke was commissioned to create a bronze relief portrait of President Roosevelt, which was later adapted by the U.S. mint. Today, Burke’s portrait of Roosevelt’s likeness is featured on the dime. blackhistory americanhistory themoreyouknow eachoneteachone
Memes, Columbia, and Austria: Did You know
 This Black
 Woman's Sculpture of Pres.
 Roosevelt Is on Every Dime?
 By Tanasia Kenney
 March 2, 2017
 O 149
 0
That’s right. The image of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt you see on the common American dime was adapted from a sculpture commissioned by African-American sculptor, Selma Hortense Burke. ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ Burke, a renowned artist and educator who founded two art schools during her lifetime, was born in Moorseville, N.C., as one of 10 children to local minister Neal Burke and his wife, Mary Jackson Burke, according to BlackPast.org. Young Selma went on to earn a degree from Winston-Salem State University and graduated as a registered nurse from the St. Agnes School of Nurses in 1924. ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ Burke worked as a private nurse in New York City for some time, but it was during her brief second marriage to writer Claude McKay that she became involved in the Harlem Renaissance. She worked in Harlem with the Works Progress Administration and Harlem Artists Guild, where she began teaching art appreciation to inner city youths, BlackPast.org reported. Burke’s love of art soon carried her overseas to study and hone her skills as a sculptor under artists Aristide Maillol of Paris and Povolney of Vienna, Austria. ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ In 1940, the budding artist founded the Selma Burke School of Sculpture in New York City. The following year, she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University and went on to join the U.S. Navy in 1942, making her one of the first African-American women to enlist. While serving in the military, Burke was commissioned to create a bronze relief portrait of President Roosevelt, which was later adapted by the U.S. mint. Today, Burke’s portrait of Roosevelt’s likeness is featured on the dime. blackhistory americanhistory themoreyouknow eachoneteachone

That’s right. The image of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt you see on the common American dime was adapted from a sculpture commissio...