This stamp commemorates Edmonia Lewis. Edmonia Lewis
was a talented sculptor. Her most famous sculpture
is called,"Forever Free". It represents a freeman
greeting freedom. The freeman is making a fist in
one hand and protecting his wife with his other.
Some of Edmonia's other sculptures are busts of people
like John Brown, Charles Sumner, and William Story.
Edmonia's father was a black American and her mother
was a native American. Edmonia was one of the
first black Americans to be known as a great