On March 20, 2013, I posted on sculptor Edmonia Lewis. In that post, I asserted that in 2011, a historian had discovered the place and date of Lewis’s death. The source of this information indicated that this historian was British. However, this was incorrect. The person who made this discovery is actually an African American cultural historian named Marilyn Richardson.
Richardson, a Sarah Lawrence College graduate, is widely published and has taught and lectured nationally and internationally on African-American cultural and intellectual history. And as she pointed out, she is one of only a few African Americans doing serious art history research. I definitely want to give credit where credit is due.
I’d like to thank Marilyn Richardson for reaching out to me via Tumblr!