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Edmonia Lewis | She Inspires

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Edmonia Lewis was the first professional sculptor of African American and Native American descent to achieve international recognition. Born in Rensslaer County in 1844, Lewis attended school in Albany before learning to sculpt in Boston. Learn more about Edmonia Lewis and other inspirational women at wmht.org/sheinspires. #SheInspiresMeWMHT