Today in History: Phillis Wheatley

Today in History–September 1–the Library of Congress features poet Phillis Wheatley, whose book of poetry (the first of any African American) was published in London, England on this day in 1773. Read what praise Wheatley received from George Washington and others by visiting the Today in History section.  For more poetry resources, check out the Primary Source Nexus posts and Library links below.

Phillis Wheatley from America’s Library

Phillis Wheatley From the Catbird Seat March 1, 2012

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral American Treasures of the Library of Congress

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral by Phillis Wheatley

Memoir and poems of Phillis Wheatley: a native African and a slave

Historic newspaper articles mentioning Phyllis Wheatley

Phyllis Wheatley image set

Phillis Wheatley image set

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