Posted by: Pam Hackbart-Dean | January 18, 2012

America’s First Black Poet: Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley: America’s First Black Poet  

As part of Black History Month 2012, the Special Collections Research Center of Morris Library and the SIU Black History Month Committee cordially invites you to a lecture by Joanne Braxton, The College of William & Mary, on Monday, February 13, at 7 PM in Guyon Auditorium.  She will discuss “Reflections on Phillis and her daughters: Words of Liberation.”  You will also be able to view SIU’s very own copy of Phillis Wheatley’s “Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral ” published in 1773 in London in the Hall of Presidents and Chancellors.

Please join us for a reception after Dr. Braxton’s presentation on behalf of the Friends of Morris Library.


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