From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Hamilton, Ed

(born: 1947) 

Sculptor Ed Hamilton was born in Ohio and grew up in Louisville, KY. He has created a number of sculptures throughout the United States, including the Booker T. Washington Memorial at Hampton University, the Amistad Memorial in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Spirit of Freedom: African American Civil War Memorial in Washington D.C. A nationally recognized sculptor, he is the author of The Birth of an Artist: a journey of discovery. Hamilton is a graduate of Shawnee High School in Louisville, 1965, and the Louisville School of Art in 1969. He also attended the University of Louisville and Spalding College [now Spalding University]. He has received Honorary Doctor of Arts degrees from Western Kentucky University and the University of Louisville. For more see the Edward Hamilton website; and the Ed Hamilton interview [#209], "Connections with Renee Shaw," 02/03/2007, at KET (Kentucky Educational Television).

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