American sculptor who founded two art schools in New York and Pennsylvania and is well known for her relief of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
She graduated from the St. Agnes Training School for Nurses in Raleigh in 1924.
She is an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
She was born into a farming family and her father was an AME Church Zion Minister.
Her last monumental work was a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1980.