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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