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On Phillis Wheatley

February 01, 2022 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.


February 1
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm