Massachusetts Historical Society


Wheatley in the 21st Century: A Reading & Book Launch


Danielle Legros Georges, Artress Bethany White, Florence Ladd, and Janice Lowe

This is a hybrid event. FREE for MHS Members. $10 per person fee (in person). No charge for virtual attendees or Card to Culture participants (EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare). The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00. 

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Wheatley at 250: Black Women Poets Re-imagine the Verse of Phillis Wheatley Peters celebrates the 250th anniversary of Phillis Wheatley Peters’ historic and transformative Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773). The new anthology gathers the voices of 20 Black female poets to reimagine the work of this iconic literary ancestor for a new generation. Join editors Danielle Legros Georges and Artress Bethany White, and contributors Florence Ladd and Janice Lowe, as they consider Phillis Wheatley Peters’ impact and share selections from their new book.

Hybrid Event

The in-person reception starts at 5:30 PM and the program will begin at 6:00 PM. If you have questions about the in-person event, please contact Olivia Sayah at 617-646-0580 or 

Masks are optional for this event. 

The virtual program begins at 6:00 PM and will be hosted on the meeting platform Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation message with attendance information. 

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