Edmonia Lewis was such a great sculptor. People say she could make stone
talk. She was born in the year 1845 in Albany, New York. Her mom was a Native
American and her father was a black American. Edmonia was involved in the
Underground Railroad to take blacks to the North to freedom. She was one of
the first black Americans to be recognized as a great artist. One of her
most famous sculptures was Forever Free. It is a study of a slave man getting
free. She died in 1890 at a young age of 45.