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Date:
March 25, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:
Calvert Library Branch Prince Frederick
Address:
850 Costley Way
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Contact:
410-535-0291
Cost:
Free
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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.