Event | “Twas Not Long Since I Left My Native Shore”: Phillis Wheatley’s Celestial Cartography on 2/17/22

A talk by William Decker, Oklahoma State University Hosted by Massachusetts Historical Society Thursday, February 17, 2022, 6:00PM - 7:00PM Register here Against the enduring mystery of Phillis Wheatley’s African origin, this talk will address how the poet established bearings in a world far from her natal landscape. A Christian convert whose poems celebrate a spiritual journey from darkness … Continue reading Event | “Twas Not Long Since I Left My Native Shore”: Phillis Wheatley’s Celestial Cartography on 2/17/22

Lost Years Recovered: John Peters and Phillis Wheatley Peters in Middleton

Tuesday, September 21, 20215:15pm - 7:15pmOnline Event Registration Phillis Wheatley was an African-born poet who, from the age of seven, was enslaved in late eighteenth-century Boston. The genius of her poetry led to acclaim both in northern British colonies and in England. She published her first book of poetry in London on a tour there … Continue reading Lost Years Recovered: John Peters and Phillis Wheatley Peters in Middleton

Short film series: Imagining the Age of Phillis

Commissioned by Revolutionary Spaces Watch now 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 … Continue reading Short film series: Imagining the Age of Phillis