1. Phillis Wheatley, the first African-American to be a published poet, was emancipated today (January 21) in 1745.

    What does Phillis Wheatley’s and St. Augustine’s work have in common? Thomas Mellins, curator of The New York Public Library’s “Celebrating 100 Years” exhibition, explains in this video.

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