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Peachfield

180 Burrs Road
Westamption, NJ 08060 United States

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Mrs. Harker’s Tea- Phillis Wheatley at Peachfield

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Peachfield, 180 Burrs Road
Westamption, NJ 08060 United States
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The first published African-American poet and female published writer, Phillis Wheatley’s life began in West Africa. Sold into slavery when only seven, she was bought by the affluent and well-connected Wheatley family of Boston. Mrs. Wheatley found the girl “uncommonly intelligent,” educated Phillis and had her work inside the house. Through the Wheatleys she met Benjamin Franklin, attended balls, and wrote a poem for George Washington. The very talented Dr. Daisy Century will portray Phillis Wheatley during the tea. Tea,…

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