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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Sculptor Edmonia Lewis Displays Work in Boston





On this day in 1864, sculptor Edmonia Lewis exhibited two of her early pieces at the Colored Soldiers' Fair in Boston. The daughter of a Native American woman and a black man, Lewis was the first American of color to earn an international reputation as a sculptor. At the Soldiers' Fair, she showed a full-length figure of Sergeant William H. Carney...
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