Thomas Jefferson and the Trials of Phillis Wheatley
Mr. Gates talked about Thomas Jefferson’s reactions to the poetry of a Boston slave girl. Among the topics he addressed were controversy over the originality of the poems, attitudes toward slavery and race, and her impact on Early American history.
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Bruce Cole Chair National Endowment for the Humanities
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