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Black History Month, Church, and Period: EDOM FROM WANT FREEDOM FROM <p>Black history month day 7: Sculptor Selma Hortense Burke.</p> <p>Selma Burke was born in 1900 in Mooresville North Carolina. The 10th child of an AME church minister, she grew up attending a one room segregated schoolhouse and playing with the riverbed clay near her home. This was what first piqued her interest in sculpture. Her mother thought she should pursue a more financially stable career than one as an artist, but her grandmother was a painter and encouraged her interests.</p> <p>Burke attended Winston-Salem University and graduated from St. Agnes Training School for Nurses in Raleigh in 1924. She moved to Harlem to become a private nurse, and it was there that she began a tumultuous relationship with Jamaican poet Claude McKay and was first exposed to the Harlem Renaissance. </p> <p>Twice Burke traveled to Europe in the 1930s. Once on a Rosenwald fellowship to study sculpture in Vienna for a year, and once to study in Paris with Aristide Maillol. One of her most significant works from this period is &ldquo;Frau Keller&rdquo; (1937), a portrait of a German-Jewish woman in response to the rising Nazi threat which would convince Burke to leave Europe later that year.</p> <p>We she returned to the United States, Burke enrolled at Columbia University, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1941.</p> <p>She is pictured here with two of her most famous pieces: A bust of Booker T. Washington, given to Frederick Douglass High School in Manhattan in 1936, and a relief sculpture of President Franklin D. Roosevelt that serves as the template for the American dime to this day.</p>
Black History Month, Church, and Period: EDOM FROM WANT FREEDOM FROM
<p>Black history month day 7: Sculptor Selma Hortense Burke.</p>

<p>Selma Burke was born in 1900 in Mooresville North Carolina. The 10th child of an AME church minister, she grew up attending a one room segregated schoolhouse and playing with the riverbed clay near her home. This was what first piqued her interest in sculpture. Her mother thought she should pursue a more financially stable career than one as an artist, but her grandmother was a painter and encouraged her interests.</p>

<p>Burke attended Winston-Salem University and graduated from St. Agnes Training School for Nurses in Raleigh in 1924. She moved to Harlem to become a private nurse, and it was there that she began a tumultuous relationship with Jamaican poet Claude McKay and was first exposed to the Harlem Renaissance. </p>

<p>Twice Burke traveled to Europe in the 1930s. Once on a Rosenwald fellowship to study sculpture in Vienna for a year, and once to study in Paris with Aristide Maillol. One of her most significant works from this period is &ldquo;Frau Keller&rdquo; (1937), a portrait of a German-Jewish woman in response to the rising Nazi threat which would convince Burke to leave Europe later that year.</p>

<p>We she returned to the United States, Burke enrolled at Columbia University, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1941.</p>

<p>She is pictured here with two of her most famous pieces: A bust of Booker T. Washington, given to Frederick Douglass High School in Manhattan in 1936, and a relief sculpture of President Franklin D. Roosevelt that serves as the template for the American dime to this day.</p>

<p>Black history month day 7: Sculptor Selma Hortense Burke.</p> <p>Selma Burke was born in 1900 in Mooresville North Carolina. The 10th ch...

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San Francisco 49ers, Anaconda, and Football: TODAYS QUOTE
 Eat healthy. but not blandt Tips and
 Carolina Living
 Things start out as hopes
 and end up as habits
 - Lillian Hellman, American
 writer (1905-1984). quoted on
 Livin
 thu The ig hair and plunging
 the 1970s star in "American Hustle
 ARTS &TRAVEL
 reasons to
 y home
 gameday
 LEE CURTIS
 I love watching
 football I love the
 Panthers. I live in
 Charlotte and I
 work 100 yards
 from the stadium
 ing over there to
 ayoff game? Nope.
 ching a football
 's why
 es to you. You
 thing I prefer to do
 a party. And then
 Or pay $30 to
 nly to eat out of
 the Dec. 22 victory over the Saints
 WINNERS: Brothers Chris Allen of Raleigh and Topher DIMauro of Swansboro celebrate
 Selfie
 contest
 winners!
 g in front of you,
 ind you are all
 won't be
 ont" They
 o 49ers!" And
 g hit in the
 m finger
 ant foam
 y Mary
 Who can
 teering.
 head of
 ou or
 ou dont
 e asked, and you snapped
 Broshers Chris Allen of
 Raleigh and Topher Di-
 Mauro of Swansboro win
 an iTunes gift card for
 e stands
 o just
 nts to
 ue or
 their selfie snapped "just seconds after the
 Panthers batted down Drew Brees' final
 pass attempe on Dec 22 7hat's Chris on
 Angelo and Michelle Cox of Davidson
 with their son Canaan
 Luke Smith says, "4 am 6 feet 5 inches
 and the long arms make selfies an easy
 way to capture the
 See ii your seltie is in our
 MICHAEL WEINSTEIN
 om
 st
 Shawna Bloxson of Charlotte and
 daughter Kyla Bloxson, 3.
 in
 ONLINE
 See the rest of your entries at
 charlotteobserver.com/living
 Adam Varterasian and Jessica Marze of
 Charlotte ride back after a victory
 Gerry Cohen of Raleigh.
 Lost masterpiece re-emerges
 for Charlotte performance
 Choral group premiering Tang recently finalized the de-
 Lotti's 'Gloria' in C No.1 tails for performing and record-
 ing the lost work, discovered by
 European colleague Ben Byram-
 Wigfield, a musicologist Tang
 has been working with to scout
 intriguing pieces of music for
 By MICHAEL J. SOLENDER
 David Tang could barely con-
 tain his enthusiasm while dis-
 cussing his project leading the the group he leads