Selma Burke

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Birthday
31, 1900
Birthplace
Mooresville, NC
Death Date
Aug 29, 1995 (94)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
31, 1900
Birthplace
Mooresville, NC
Death Date
Aug 29, 1995 (94)

About

American sculptor who founded two art schools in New York and Pennsylvania and is well known for her relief of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Before Fame

She graduated from the St. Agnes Training School for Nurses in Raleigh in 1924.

Trivia

She is an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

Family Life

She was born into a farming family and her father was an AME Church Zion Minister.

Associated With

Her last monumental work was a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1980.