Sarah Mapps Douglass (1806 – 1882) was an African-American educator, abolitionist, writer, and public lecturer. Her painted images appear on her many written letters.
Douglass’ work may be the first or earliest surviving examples of signed paintings by an African-American woman.
These paintings are contained within the Cassey Dickerson Album. The album is a rare collection of 19th-century friendship letters between a group of women.