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Samella Lewis, ‘godmother’ of Black art who helped preserve its history, dies at 99


The expression “Renaissance woman” is an overused one — often deployed in reference to anyone who might have a toe in more than one subject area. But when it came to Samella Lewis, it was true. Lewis was an artist, an activist, a historian, an author, a curator, a professor, a gallerist, a collector …

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