You are here

Passwords: Wanda Coleman on Phillis Wheatley

Frontispiece and Title Page, "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral"
Date and Time: 
November 16, 2001 - 7:00PM
Event Location: 
Poets House, Spring Street

Born in Africa, Phillis Wheatley (1753–1784) was kidnapped, brought to America, and sold to a prominent Boston family. Wheatley became the first African-American woman to publish a book of poems, and one of the best-known poets in the country.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations
S M T W T F S
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 
 
 
 
Currently there are no scheduled events in this category, click here to see previous events.