Sofanisba Anguissola, Painter, 1532-1625

Sofanisba Anguissola, Painter, 1532-1625

Sofanisba Anguissola was a portrait painter during the Italian Renaissance. (You may have heard of other Renaissance painters such as Artemesia Gentileschi, Michangelo and Leonardo DaVinci.) She was born in 1532 in Cremona, Italy to a family of minor nobility. Her...

Wonderful Photos of Black Fatherhood

The Chicago Reader has a lovely photo essay of black fathers with their kids. We need more images like this! Author W. D. Floyd writes: At a Father’s Day speech in 2008, Obama claimed that there are too many Black fathers missing from too many homes and that it...
Edmonia Lewis, Black American Sculptor

Edmonia Lewis, Black American Sculptor

Mary Edmonia Lewis was a sculptor in America at a time when it was difficult for any woman to be a sculptor, and significantly more difficult for a black woman to do so. Author Kirsten Pai Buick, author of the book Child of the Fire, about Edmonia Lewis, says that...