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2001: Wanda Coleman on Phillis Wheatley
Recorded At: Poets House Spring Street Recorded On: Friday, November 16, 2001
In this Passwords program, poet Wanda Coleman discusses the work of Phillis Wheatley (1753–1784). Born in Africa, Wheatley was kidnapped, brought to America, and sold to a prominent Boston family. She became the first African-American woman to publish a book of poems, and one of the best-known poets in the country.
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hour)