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Arts leader Elma Lewis dead at 82

Long a champion of black culture

By Joseph P. Kahn, Globe Staff,
and Edgar J. Driscoll Jr., Globe Correspondent
January 2, 2004

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Elma Lewis, a Roxbury native who brought Boston's African-American arts community to international prominence by founding the National Center for Afro-American Artists and the Roxbury arts school that bore her name, and who preached a gospel of self-empowerment and self-discipline to generations of city schoolchilden, died yesterday at age 82. (Full Article: 1600 Words)

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