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Phillis Wheatley Living History (PF)
Event Type: Adult Event
Date: 3/25/2019
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Library: Calvert Library Prince Frederick
Location: Combined Room - 1, 2 & 3
Description: Celebrate Women's History Month! Shemika Berry will present a living history on the life of Phillis Wheatley, the first published African-American poet.

"Born in Africa in 1753, Phillis Wheatley was kidnapped at the age of seven and sold into slavery. At nineteen, she became the first black American poet to publish a book, Poems on Various Subjects: Religious and Moral. Wheatley's poetry created a sensation throughout the English-speaking world." - Amazon
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