The D.C.-born sculptor and printmaker, who created figurative portrayals of African American life, became what poet Maya Angelou called a “queen of the arts.”
March 2, 1977
Elizabeth Catlett graduated from Dunbar High School in the District and graduated from Howard University in 1935. She was one of the few remaining links to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. Among her friends were W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson, Thurgood Marshall and Jacob Lawrence.
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