TITLE

Poem by pioneering poet-ex slave Phillis Wheatley sells for $68,500 at Christie's auction

PUB. DATE
June 1998
SOURCE
Jet;06/22/98, Vol. 94 Issue 4, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that at an auction at Christie's auction house in New York, a manuscript of the poem `Ocean' by Phillis Wheatley, a former slave who became the first Black female poet to be published, was sold for $68,500. Title of the poem which was auctioned; Who purchased the poem; When the poem was written; Information on Wheatley.
ACCESSION #
825699

 

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