The Paintings of Sarah Mapps Douglas

Sarah Mapps Douglass (1806 – 1882) was an African-American educator, abolitionist, writer, and public lecturer.

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 African-American women in Philadelphia.



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