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joeycochran: To him, who dy’d stern justice to atone, And make eternal glory all our own. He in his death slew ours, and, as he rose, He crush’d the dire dominion of our foes Vain were their hopes to put the God to flight Chain us to hell, and bar the gates of light. – Phillis Wheatley

YMMauthor: “…Grant me to live a life of gratitude to thee for the innumerable benefits— O Lord my God! instruct my ignorance & enlighten my Darkness Thou art my King…” — Phillis Wheatley

RezekJoe: I am interested in how readers came to believe a printed book provides a special kind of racial knowledge. Beginning with early case studies (John Smith, Mary Rowlandson, Phillis Wheatley), I trace this logic in the colonial histories of print, racism, gender, and aesthetics. 3/

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welfordwrites: Phillis Wheatley: a slave who became a poet. She was encouraged to write by her late 18th century owners.

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DWaldstreicher: Phillis Wheatley agreed:

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SteveBr65932691: Very honored to receive the 2022 Phillis Wheatley Book Award in the Historical-Academic (non-fiction) category.

PoetryOutLoud: From the zephyr’s wing, / exhales the incense of the blooming spring. / Soft purl the streams, the birds renew their notes, / And through the air their mingled music floats. "A Hymn to the Evening" Phillis Wheatley

BrokenAnthemUSA: The modern Betsy Ross' crafting an image, Molly Pitcher's on the front lines of battle and Phillis Wheatley's who don't let others define them but rather embraced who we are.

GBrowneMarshall: “She Took Justice” continues to pick-up awards. My book took 3rd place in DPA nonfiction book contest. It also won the SDUSMP’s 2022 Phillis Wheatley award in nonfiction. Sons and Daughters of US Middle Passage (SDUSMP) in Trenton, NJ.

MHS1791: Online now! The Object of History podcast episode 10: “The Letters of Phillis Wheatley" Listen on the MHS website, or wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.

BasicBlackGBH: “She was an extraordinary American and an extraordinary Christian,” Rev. Taylor said of Phillis Wheatley.

lauralminor: Phillis Wheatley’s autograph.

WeLoveWheatley: Important Meeting for School Community May 11, 2022 at 5:15 PM Phillis Wheatley Library or via Zoom at link or QR Code below

HiddenHistoryRI: Next is Obour Tanner, an African-born woman known for her 18th century correspondence with the poet Phillis Wheatley. Tanner acted as a sales agent for Wheatley’s Poems of Various Subjects, Religious & Moral in 1773, making the largest purchase of the book for sale in Newport.

HiddenHistoryRI: Custom at the time held baptisms at the age of eighteen, so its possible Obour was born sometime in 1750. Wheatley’s biographer, John Shields suggests that she and Tanner traveled in the Middle Passage together in the same vessel, the slave ship named Phillis, in 1761.

opietasanimi: here’s a thread on Phillis Wheatley from last semester:

SmithsonianBook: Phillis Wheatley was born on this day in 1753. Featured in our book SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN WOMEN, she's the first African-American author of a published book of poetry.

fasfan: May 8th birthdays: Ricky Nelson, Harry S. Truman, Don Rickles, Melissa Gilbert, David Attenborough, Phillis Wheatley, Friedrich Hayek, Toni Tennille, Alex Van Halen, Stephen Furst, James Mitchum, and David Keith

opietasanimi: today with students we discussed the poems of H. Cordelia Ray, with special attention to her careful rhyme schemes, and in particular her poem "Niobe" - itself an allusion to Phillis Wheatley Peters' Ovidian Niobe poem

opietasanimi: Here's a set of digitized documents relating to Phillis Wheatley Peters with the Massachusetts Historical Society, including letters to and from the poet

pauljimerson: Today is believed to be the birthday of poet Phillis Wheatley, born in West Africa, most likely in Senegal or Gambia (1753). She was kidnapped and put on a slave ship, the Phillis, when she was eight years old.

pauljimerson: Phillis Wheatley was an admirer of Washington & the fight for American independence.. She wrote poems in Washington’s honor & he invited her to his headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1776.

pauljimerson: In 1784 her husband was thrown in jail for debt. Phillis Wheatley, whose health had always been poor, died in poverty, followed just a few hours later by their baby son.

JJ56123: "In every human Beast,God has implanted a Principle,which we call Love of Freedom;it is impatient of Oppression,&pants for Deliverance" Phillis Wheatley(c.1753-Dec5,1784)was the 1st African-American author of a published book of poetry.Born in WestAfrica,she was sold into slavery

digupancestors: Phillis Wheatley visited Greenwich Hospital in 1773, when my ancestor William Saword was the hospital's new Butler. I really hope he met her. Coincidentally, Wheatley was also his mother's maiden name.

WriteNowCoach: Happy Birthday to the poet Phillis Wheatley. Read about her and other writers who changed the world in my book, MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD:

priscillagilman: “In every human Beast, God has implanted a Principle, which we call Love of Freedom; it is impatient of Oppression, and pants for Deliverance.” Phillis Wheatley

Canaansdad1987: Happy birthday to this great poet. Happy birthday to Phillis Wheatley

AfroUniverse1: TODAY’S AFRO BIRTHDAYS ! NBA PLAYER, KEMBA WALKER ! NFL PLAYER, RONNIE LOTT ! NFL COACH, LOVIE SMITH ! BOXER, SONNY LISTON ! BLUES GUITARIST, ROBERT JOHNSON ! POET, PHILLIS WHEATLEY !

thevandykeparks: Poet Phillis Wheatley was born on a May 8th—from one Dark Continent to another.

__itsniaj: 1940 Phillis Wheatley High School all female faculty -The African American Library at The Gregory School, Houston Public Library

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DeadPoetsDaily: ‘A Hymn to the Evening’ by Phillis Wheatley

TheBostonSun: Old South Church to Celebrate Phillis Wheatley Sunday

HUEMANBOOKS: “She was called Phillis, because that was the name of the ship that brought her, and Wheatley, which was the name of the merchant who bought her. She was born in Senegal.” Phillis Wheatley, was the first African-American writer to publish a book in the United States.

CalScherm: Walked in the steps of Phillis Wheatley today at the Tower of London where Granville Sharp—a Tower Ordinance Officer—showed her “Crowns, Scepters, Diadems, the Font for christening the Royal Family” in June 1773 but the Somerset case’s potential must have electrified their convo

turpaduunari: "In every human breast, God has implanted a principle, which we call love of freedom; it is impatient of oppression, and pants for deliverance; and by the leave of our modern Egyptians I will assert, that the same principle lives in us." Phillis Wheatley (U.S. poet, 1753–1784)

CaribMarie: 1773 Phillis Wheatley becomes the first published African-American poet when a London publishing company releases a collection of her verse.

lisabaskin: Yesterday I visited the site of the publisher and printer, A. Bell, who published Phillis Wheatley Peters,“Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral” London: Printed for A. Bell, 1773. There is now a Blue Plaque commemorating the site. Edition of approx 300 books printed.

WeLoveWheatley: Fantastic event for our 2022 Phillis Wheatley High School JROTC Military Ball! Great job Chief Claytor, 1st Sergeant Loredo, Mrs Sanchez, Mrs Soto, and all those that made this event possible!

WeLoveWheatley: Fantastic event for our 2022 Phillis Wheatley High School JROTC Military Ball! Great job Chief Claytor, 1st Sergeant Loredo, Mrs Sanchez, Mrs Soto, and all those that made this event possible!

WeLoveWheatley: Fantastic event for our 2022 Phillis Wheatley High School JROTC Military Ball! Great job Chief Claytor, 1st Sergeant Loredo, Mrs Sanchez, Mrs Soto, and all those that made this event possible!

WeLoveWheatley: Fantastic event for our 2022 Phillis Wheatley High School JROTC Military Ball! Great job Chief Claytor, 1st Sergeant Loredo, Mrs Sanchez, Mrs Soto, and all those that made this event possible!

zeuseology: reading about phillis wheatley makes me so sad and upset like

WeLoveWheatley: Fantastic event for our 2022 Phillis Wheatley High School JROTC Military Ball! Great job Chief Claytor, 1st Sergeant Loredo, Mrs Sanchez, Mrs Soto, and all those that made this event possible!

ARTEJustice: Phillis Wheatley was born around 1753 in West Africa. She was stolen by a slave trader and brought to the United States in 1761.

CabbageTV: Phillis Wheatley Community Center performs "Motown Sound" April 29 and 30

WSPA7: Enjoying the sounds and sites of Motown provides you with an opportunity to support youth in the community in Greenville.

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john_overholt: Some kind of terrible binding must have happened to this Phillis Wheatley Peters poem in the past.

MKEBizJournal: Inside conversion of Phillis Wheatley school into housing: Slideshow

ToddBragstadMBJ: See inside $22M conversion of Phillis Wheatley school into apartments with a lengthy waiting list: Slideshow

joeycochran: Phillis Wheatley, the most celebrated black poet of the 18th century, wrote a reply to Samson Occom, concerning the matter of liberty. She wrote:

ToddBragstadMBJ: See inside $22M conversion of Phillis Wheatley school into apartments with a lengthy waiting list: Slideshow

MKEBizJournal: Inside conversion of Phillis Wheatley school into housing: Slideshow

WriteNowCoach: Celebrate National Poetry Month by learning about poets you don't know well. My book MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD features Phillis Wheatley and other poets who changed the world through writing:

jbuttsthird: “Thou that dost daily feel his hand and rod, and dare deny the essence of a god. If there’s no god from whence did all things spring, He made the greatest and minutest thing.” - Phillis Wheatley

LatimerHouse: Did you know Phillis Wheatley was the first published African-American woman? Join us Thurs. 4/21 for a virtual STEAM poetry workshop to honor her legacy. Register here:

SarpongOwens: Check out this book on the extraordinary life of Phillis Wheatley by Lion's Historian author, Letitia deGraft Okyere.

Indavisible: With thoughts of spring and with gratitude to the poets, especially to Phillis Wheatley whose statue I visited yesterday---for the flowers of Freedom and Truth that continue to grow through their work. "The flower that is yourself has a long stem...."

sylvia_davison1: The Trial of Phillis Wheatley is a courtroom docudrama �depicting� what occurred in that room that day.

welfordwrites: Phillis Wheatley: a slave who became a poet. She was encouraged to write by her late 18th century owners.

diva_political: Phillis Wheatley, who, despite being a slave, wrote the most amazing poetry in the 18th C? These are only three examples - there are literally thousands more, in every sphere that you can think of. We owe it to them, AND to historical accuracy, to overturn the false narrative.

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sylvia_davison1: The Trial of Phillis Wheatley is a courtroom docudrama �depicting� what occurred in that room that day.

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blkgrlpoet: Literally just read her and I have a list: “Poem About My Rights,” “On Time Tanka,” “These Poems,” “When I or Else,” “I Must Become a Menace to My Enemies,” “Poem for Nana,” “On the Black Family,” “Something Like a Sonnet for Phillis Miracle Wheatley”

sylvia_davison1: The Trial of Phillis Wheatley is a courtroom docudrama �depicting� what occurred in that room that day.

alexrmoskowitz: doing a talk on Black Boston today--drop your favorite david walker/phillis wheatley peters facts in the comments!

NESD: Safia M., Shallow Brook 6th grader, and her mother, Demietra, brought to life young Phillis Wheatley and Phebe Attucks in a monologue introducing five African American women important to our American heritage in honor of Black History Month and Women’s History Month.

DeimlingKate: So cool! Anyone in the Boston area may want to check out this walking tour about extraordinary African-American poet Phillis Wheatley.

likeimnothere: interesting article on Wheatley's possible Fulani Muslim background Phillis Wheatley: A Muslim Connection Will Harris (African American Review Vol. 48, No. 1/2 (Spring/Summer 2015)

sylvia_davison1: The Trial of Phillis Wheatley is a courtroom docudrama �depicting� what occurred in that room that day.

BlackReadersCon: RECS! The Hill We Climb & Call us What We Carry- Amanda Gorman Finna- Nate Marshall Celebrations- Maya Angelou Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth - Alice Walker Writings of Phillis Wheatley The Age of Phillis & Outlandish Blues - Prof. Honoree Fanonne Jeffers contd

LatimerHouse: Did you know Phillis Wheatley started writing poetry at age 13 and later became the first person of African descent to have her work published? Join us Thurs. 4/21 for a virtual STEAM workshop to honor her legacy. Register here:

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sylvia_davison1: The Trial of Phillis Wheatley is a courtroom docudrama �depicting� what occurred in that room that day.

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SlaveAdverts250: Colonial newspapers contributed to the perpetuation of slavery. Advertised 250 years ago today: “A Collection of POEMS, wrote ... by PHILLIS a Negro Girl, from the Strength of her own Genius.” That "Negro Girl" was Phillis Wheatley! (Censor Postscript 4/11/1772)

Boston1775: Phillis Wheatley advertised “On the Death of Master Seider,” “On the Arrival of the Ships of War,” and “On the Affray in King-Street” for a Boston audience. She dropped those poems when she switched plans to publish in London with a British patron. I think only some survive.

sylvia_davison1: The Trial of Phillis Wheatley is a courtroom docudrama �depicting� what occurred in that room that day.

daytrippingROC: And Phillis Wheatley Community Library!

HoneyBadger10: Just a teeny note. I went to a presentation on Phillis Wheatley the other night and during her time she referred to AMERICA as modern Egypt because of slavery

LatimerHouse: Did you know Phillis Wheatley was only 20 years old when she became the first American slave and the first person of African descent to have her work published? Join us Thurs. 4/21 for a virtual STEAM workshop to honor her legacy. Register here:

Blacx_Sheep: Damn it took me to get grown find out my elementary school was named after black woman, Phillis Wheatley.

GrubStreetWomen: I realized this morning that 2023 is the 250 anniversary of the publication of Phillis Wheatley Peters' Poems on Various Subjects Religious and Moral. Do we know of any fetes being planned? Should we do a hoopla? Special sessions? Symposia?

uhitsveronica: In Sojourner Truth I fought for the rights of women as well as Negroes. In Harriet Tubman I helped hundreds to freedom. In Phillis Wheatley I proved intellectual equality in the midst of slavery.

EykisBlue: 1774 Phillis Wheatley Letter Admonishing Slavery Joins Museum Collection

globalmuseum: 1774 Phillis Wheatley Letter Admonishing Slavery Joins Museum Collection - Hyperallergic

LpcProf: 1774 Phillis Wheatley Letter Admonishing Slavery Joins Museum Collection

NatForeman: 1774 Phillis Wheatley Letter Admonishing Slavery Joins Museum Collection

HobanGirl: 1774 Phillis Wheatley Letter Admonishing Slavery Joins Museum Collection | In the letter published by the Connecticut Journal, Wheatley casts shame on the enterprise of slavery by boldly comparing enslavement in America to pagan ancient Egypt.

Spanishcountry: 1774 Phillis Wheatley Letter Admonishing Slavery Joins Museum Collection

HobanGirl: The April 1, 1774 edition of the Connecticut Journal published a letter from Phillis Wheatley to Rev. Samson Occom (enlarged excerpt below).



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