Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 4, 1845–September 17, 1907) was the first African American and Native American woman to gain fame and recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world. She was of African American, Haitian and Ojibwe descent.
Thanks for the nice array of Lewis’s works.
At http://edmonialewis.com/passport.htm you will see she swore she was born on or about the 4th of July 1844.