Sculptor Augusta Savage was commissioned to create a work for the 1939 New York World's Fair.
Inspired by James Weldon Johnson's Lift Every Voice and Sing, Savage produced The Harp:
Wasn't it exquisite?
"No funds were available to cast The Harp, nor were there any facilities to store it. After the fair closed it was demolished as was all the art."
* More information from the 1939 New York World's Fair site
* In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage by Alan Schroeder, illustrated by JaeMe Bereal