Miss Elma Lewis ’43, one of Boston’s most important Black female luminaries in the arts, education, and civil rights work, is featured in conjunction with the Globe’s celebration of Black History Month.
The article highlights the countless achievements of Miss Elma Lewis, both locally and nationally; among them, she founded the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts in Roxbury in 1950 and the National Center of Afro-American Artists in 1968.
The Elma Lewis Living Stories Project is underway by the College’s Elma Lewis Center. To learn more about the call to artists, visit the project page.
Image: Portrait of Elma Lewis, 1978, courtesy of photographer Georgia Litwack.