EDMONIA LEWIS

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  • Edmonia Lewis
  • My first thought was for my poor father’s people, how I could do them good in a very small way.
  • Accomplishments
  • I know praise is not good for me. Some praise me because I am a colored girl, and I don’t want that kind of praise. I had rather you would point out my defects, for that will teach me something.
  • Importance
  • The Good Spirit always sends me friends.
  • In 1884 Edmonia Lewis was born. She was born in Greenbush, New York, and would go on to do be a great sculptor.
  • She became more well known in 1864 when she sculpted part of a Cilvil War hero, Robert Shaw. She sculpted more of them and moved to Rome. She became well known there too, and made money off of selling sculptures.
  • In 1907 the word came out that Edmonia Lewis had died. The tragic event happened in London, England when she had a kidney disease and we lost her. Over her life she sculpted many statues and made people happy.
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