On Various Subjects - 250 Years of Phillis Wheatley
Special Collections Exhibit
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
976 Memorial Library
In September 1773, Phillis Wheatley published Poems on Various Subjects Religious and Moral, becoming the first African American writer to publish a book of poetry. This exhibit celebrates the 250th anniversary of Poems on Various Subjects and traces how Wheatley’s poetry, image, and name have been reprinted, recirculated, and remixed by and for educators, activists, artists, and readers of all ages in every era over the last 250 years. Exhibit is open M-F, 9-5 & is free and open to the public.