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On Phillis Wheatley
February 1, 2022 at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
This program is now being held virtually. Please register below to receive a link to watch the livestream.
Join historians Cornelia Dayton and Kerri Greenidge in a conversation about famed poet Phillis Wheatley Peters (1753 – 1784). Educated and enslaved in the household of prominent Boston commercialist John Wheatley, Phillis wrote poetry – styled after Milton and Pope – that brought her fame both in America and abroad. Her name was a household word among literate colonists and her achievements a catalyst for the fledgling antislavery movement.
This is a free virtual event. Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.
Photos from top to bottom: Cornelia Dayton and Kerri Greenidge.