Celebrating the Legacy of the Iconic Samella Lewis, aka Godmother of Black Art

How one woman integrated Black artists into the American canon for decades.

(Photo of Dr. Samella Lewis from the Museum of African American Art’s 40th-anniversary celebration program book in 2016.)

Like James Brown was the “Godfather of Soul”, Aretha Franklin, “Godmother of Soul”, and Samella Lewis was the “Godmother” of Black Art. Ms. Lewis was an educator, professor, activist, historian, author, curator, professor, gallerist, collector, mentor, and…



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