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Jackson State University (Jackson, MS 39217-0001)
Margaret Walker Alexander (Project Director: July 1973 to present)

The Phyllis Wheatley Poetry Festival

Support is requested for a four-day symposium in November to celebrate the bicentennial of the publication of Phyllis Wheately's poems (London, 1773). Phyllis Wheatley was a black slave who lived in Boston and Providence; her poems are neoclassical and redolent of Pope's heroic couplets.

Project fields:
American Literature

Institutes for College and University Teachers

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1973 – 12/31/1973