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Last updated: 4/11/17

Remembering Phillis Wheatley

Learn about the African-born muse of 18th century Boston.

Phillis Wheatley arrived in Boston in 1761 in what is now Chinatown. Purchased as a slave, ten years later she was an internationally famous poet.

At this event, Barbara Lewis, director of University of Massachusetts Boston's Trotter Institute, explores Phillis Wheatley's world.