March 25, 2019
Calvert Library Branch Prince Frederick
850 Costley Way
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Phillis Wheatley Living History
Monday, March 25, 2019
Celebrate Women's History Month! Shemika Berry will present a living history on the life of Phillis Wheatly, 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 work.