Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth
MARCH 16, 2017
Despite her family's affluence, Lorraine Hansberry's childhood in Chicago during the 1930s was not without hardship, discrimination, and segregation. American Edmonia "Wildfire" Lewis is considered the first woman of Native American and African descent to achieve international fame as a sculptor at a time when artists of color were hardly celebrated and slavery was still legal. Gentileschi is remembered, however, as an accomplished Baroque artist whose trials did not define her art.