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Only in Print: Edmonia Lewis: A Sculptor For Her Time and Today

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Edmonia Lewis’ story is one of triumph — over the festering prejudices foisted on people of color and women in the 19th century — to become a famed American sculptor of neoclassical marble works. 

Lewis was born in 1844, the daughter of a black man and a Native American woman, in upstate New York. She was born a free woman…

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