Did you see today’s Google doodle? The world’s most popular search engine kicked off Black History Month with a nod to artist, Edmonia Lewis.
This African-American and Native American sculptor is most famous for her works in marble, recognizing abolitionists and Civil War heroes. Born in 1844, it was rare for a person of color or a woman to work in the classical arts. As today’s Google description reads, “we celebrate her and what she stands for – self-expression through the arts, even in the face of adversity.”
Not familiar with the Google doodles? They’re the daily “recreation,” if you will of Google’s home page logo. It celebrates people, days, and events of historic significance. What a wonderful and creative tribute to start the month!