Phillis Wheatley Living History.
7:00-8:30pm. Celebrate Women's History Month! Shemika Berry will present a living history on the life of Phillis Wheatley, the first published African-American poet. "Born in Africa in 1753, Phillis Wheatley was kidnapped at the age of seven and sold into slavery. At nineteen, she became the first black American poet to publish a book, Poems on Various Subjects: Religious and Moral. Wheatley's poetry created a sensation throughout the English-speaking world." Amazon. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. CalvertLibrary.info