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Opening Reception for Lift Every Voice: African American Poetry from Colonial Times to Today Exhibit
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On display in each room of the Trent House Museum are selected poems focusing on the experience and legacy of slavery in America colonial times to the present with brief information about the poet and the historical context for the poem. Featured poets range from Phillis Wheatley, a woman taken into slavery as a child who become a celebrated published poet in the 1700s while remaining enslaved in the household of a Boston merchant, to contemporary poet Terrance Hayes, winner of the 2010 National Book award for Poetry.
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