A Most Precious Cargo: Phillis Wheatley's Books of Poetry & The Dartmouth
A Most Precious Cargo: Phillis Wheatley's Books of Poetry & The Dartmouth
A Most Precious Cargo: Phillis Wheatley's Books of Poetry & The Dartmouth
A Most Precious Cargo: Phillis Wheatley's Books of Poetry & The Dartmouth
A Most Precious Cargo: Phillis Wheatley's Books of Poetry & The Dartmouth
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A Most Precious Cargo: Phillis Wheatley's Books of Poetry & The Dartmouth

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Nestled among the Dartmouth’s cargo of East India Company tea was a crate of another kind.  This one would hold a shipment of the newly published Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral written by Phillis Wheatley.  Wheatley was the first woman of African descent, and slave, and third woman in America to publish a book of poetry.  Phillis wrote her first poem in 1765 and was published in 1767.  Six years later in 1773, Phillis would publish her famed book of poetry. 

Join the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum for a 1-hour conversation about her connection to the Boston Tea Party Ship Dartmouth and her lasting legacy as a poet.

 

Please note:  This prerecorded webinar was originally broadcast on November 17th, 2021.

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