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After More Than 150 Years, Sculptor Edmonia Lewis Finally Gets Her Degree

Throughout her lifetime, Edmonia Lewis, born in 1844 to parents with Black and Native American ancestry, broke barriers to achieve widespread renown as a talented sculptor. One of those barriers: In 1859, she was among a handful of Black students to enroll in Oberlin College, one of the first institutions to admit Black students and women.
EAST GREENBUSH, NY
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A stamp of approval for pioneering Black sculptor Edmonia Lewis in Roxbury

The prolific Black and Native American sculptor Edmonia Lewis, recently honored with a US Postage stamp, is set to be celebrated by local womens’ groups this Saturday as part of Women’s History Month in Boston. The Greater Boston Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Suffrage100MA, and...
BOSTON, MA
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Sculptor Edmonia Lewis shares message of human dignity through time

Edmonia Lewis, the first African American and Native American sculptor to achieve international recognition through works that reflected her Catholic faith and the dignity of people, is being commemorated on a new postage stamp. The stamp, the 45th in the U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage series, will be issued Jan....
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Black artist Edmonia Lewis honored with stamp on Long Island

HEMPSTEAD, NY (PIX11) — Community leaders, local officials and students from the Hempstead school district gathered Wednesday to unveil a stamp honoring national and internationally acclaimed American sculptor Edmonia Lewis at the Joysetta and Julius Pearse African American Museum of Nassau County.  The stamp will be displayed as part of the museum’s largest exhibition of African […]
HEMPSTEAD, NY
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HCC celebrates Edmonia Lewis with its 15th Annual Stamp Dedication Ceremony

Halifax Community College held its 15th Annual Stamp Dedication Ceremony featuring Edmonia “Wildfire” Lewis as the first African American and Native American to earn national and international recognition. The event marks the beginning of the college’s 2022 Black History Month activities. The stamp dedication ceremony was held on...
HALIFAX COUNTY, NC
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USPS Salutes Legendary Sculptor Edmonia Lewis

The U.S. Postal Service this week celebrated the life and legacy of Edmonia Lewis, the first African American and Native American sculptor to earn international recognition, as the 45th honoree in the Black Heritage Stamp series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. “Edmonia Lewis was a...
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