Edmonia Lewis and Black Women’s Activism in Civil War Boston

Video (1:01:26): Edmonia Lewis sold a set of works festuring plaster medalions and busts to abolisionist patrons and as a result she was able to move to Italy and further her career. Caitlin Beach, Assistant Professor of Art History, talks about these works original importance, Edmonia Lewis work for the causes and black women’s activism in Civil War Boston and she presents more rarely shown work by artist and activist Edmonia Lewis (1843-1911).

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