TALK: The Life of Phillis Wheatley

Thursday, 28 July 2016 from 13:00 to 14:00

The Life of Phillis Wheatley

Emma Harrison, the Assistant Archivist at Black Cultural Archives, will be talking about the life story of Phillis Wheatley. Wheatley was the first published African-American woman, receiving critical acclaim for her published volume of poetry. Brought to Boston, MA, in 1761 by the slave ship ‘The Phillis’, she visited in England in 1772, where her poetry was also published.

Thursday 28 July, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Free, booking is essential.

This talk will be held in Nottingham at the New Art Exchange, 39 – 41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6BE.

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