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Edmonia Lewis
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Birth: 1845
Albany
Albany County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1907
London
City of London
Greater London, England

Edmonia Lewis was born in Albany. Her father was a Freed Slave and her mother a ojibwa Chippewa Indian. Her mother gave her the Indian name of Wildfire, and she had a brother named Sunrise. She lived for three years among the Chippewas to fulfill a promise to her dying mother. In 1860 she entered Oberlin, College. She was not allowed to graduate because of a racial scandal at the College. In 1863 she moved to Boston and became a sculptor, specializing in abolitionists and Civil War heroes. "Forever Free" 1867, is a marble sculpture now at the Howard University Gallery of Art in Washington, DC her most famous work. The money she earned from her work made it possible for her to go to Italy in 1865. She lived in Rome execpt for a few trips to the United States for the rest of her life.  
 
Burial:
St Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery
Kensal Green
London Borough of Brent
Greater London, England
 
Created by: Ronald Walton
Record added: May 15, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8757543
Edmonia Lewis
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Edmonia Lewis
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Edmonia Lewis
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- Paula Lemire
 Added: Feb. 3, 2017

- Red Queen
 Added: Feb. 1, 2017
Your star still shines on earth thru you beautiful sculptures. Sleep in heavenly peace always.
- September Blue
 Added: Feb. 1, 2017
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