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Edmonia Lewis

by Lindsey

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 artist.