Little Known Black History Fact: Mary Edmonia Lewis

Comments: 0  | Leave A Comment
  • advertisement
  • PLAY AUDIO

    Mary Edmonia Lewis is the first credited African American and Indian female sculptor in the U.S.  She was nicknamed “wildfire” by her mother’s Indian community, the Ojibwe. She would add the first name of Mary while attending Oberlin College, which is also the name that she signed on her sculptures. Just recently The Walters Art Museum announced the discovery of a rare photo of Mary E. Lewis.  The image is dated around 1874, when Lewis was in her early thirties. It is one of eight rare photos found of the early black sculptor.

    Tags:

    • More Related Content

    Comments

    Add Your Comment

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s