TEA TALKS: A Most Precious Cargo: Phillis Wheatley's Books of Poetry & The Dartmouth NOVEMBER 17th, 2021

TEA TALKS: A Most Precious Cargo: Phillis Wheatley's Books of Poetry & The Dartmouth NOVEMBER 17th, 2021

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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: All Tea Talks presentations begin promptly at the listed times.  All presentation time take place in Eastern Time Zone.

This program takes place online via ZOOM.  Once registration is complete, participants will receive a confirmation email with webinar link, password, and instructions on how to participate using ZOOM.  We recommend that you download the ZOOM application in advance for the best user experience.