Commissioned by Revolutionary Spaces

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Revolutionary Spaces has commissioned a short film series called Imagining the Age of Phillis to bring a selection of the poems by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers to life.

The poems and films explore the world of 18th-century Boston through the lens of Phillis Wheatley Peters’s identity and experiences. They were shot on location in Boston at our two sites — Old South Meeting House, where Phillis Wheatley Peters was a member of the congregation, and the Old State House, down the road from the Wheatley family home.

Directed by John Oluwole ADEkoje and produced by Patrick Gabridge, these films capture the stories of figures like Wheatley Peters, Crispus Attucks, the first to fall at the Boston Massacre, and Mum Bett, whose petition for her freedom helped end slavery in Massachusetts.

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The Age of Phillis on Film, a panel discussion


Join us for a panel featuring poet Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, director John Oluwole ADEkoje, and producer Patrick Gabridge.

Imagining the Age of Phillis and the discussion panel are both supported in part by New England Women’s Club Fund at the Boston Foundation.

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