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Events for Wednesday February 3, 2021

Phillis Wheatley: Slave Girl, Literary Genius, Somerset County Library

Wednesday February 3, 2021
7:00 PM

Portrayed by Dr. Daisy Century

As a young girl, Phillis Wheatley was taken from her home on slave ship and bought by the wealthy Wheatley family. She went on to be the first Black woman in America to publish a book of poetry. Her story encapsulates slavery, overcoming, observation, wondering about family, writing about race, the Revolutionary War, and tragedy. At the conclusion of the program please feel free to take a brief online survey here: https://www.projectoutcome.org/responses/52880

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