The Art of Black History

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  • Charles Wilbert White
  • Marilyn Nance
  • Mary Edmonia Lewis
  • Hale Aspacio Woodruff, Amistad
  • Dindga McCannon
  • Malcolm X, Gordon Parks
  • Norman Rockwell
  • Marvin Gaye, Ernie Barnes
  • Barkley Leonnard Hendricks
  • Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller
  • James Lesesne Wells

"Forever Free" (1867)

This sculpture, a study in neoclassicism and paying tribute to the ratification of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, is one of Mary Edmonia Lewis' most acclaimed work. (Photo: Courtesy of Howard University)