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Cabinet des curiosités, coups de coeurs, trouvailles probables ou improbables, très très loin ou tout près, produites par la main de l'homme ou par la nature...
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Edmonia Lewis (Anniversary Month Rewind) (African American, Haitian, Native American (Ojibwe)) [American]

Edmonia Lewis (Anniversary Month Rewind) (African American, Haitian, Native American (Ojibwe)) [American] | Merveilles - Marvels | Scoop.it

Originally Featured: July 15, 2012

 

Known as: Famous Sculptor (First woman of African American and Native American descent to gain fame and recognition worldwide as a sculptor)

 


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Albert Henderson's curator insight, March 14, 2014 9:39 AM

This is a great note for Women's History Month. Lewis was the first sculptor to idealize the the emancipation of enslaved African-American women. The sculpture on the above right, "Forever Free" is the 2nd of 3. The 1st (1866), lost, was described in the press. A copy of the 3d, "Hagar" is  at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. 

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Michelle Obama Is Not Our First Black First Lady? 10 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About Black History | AlterNet

Michelle Obama Is Not Our First Black First Lady? 10 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About Black History | AlterNet | Merveilles - Marvels | Scoop.it

In 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson pioneered the celebration of Negro History Week in February as a recognition to coincide with the birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass...


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