Honorée appears in a short film for the learned organization, American Antiquarian Society. (She first appears at 6:20.)
George Washington’s Mount Vernon: A Conversation with Honorée Fanonne Jeffers on Phillis Wheatley Peters
American Antiquarian Society: Honorée Fanonne Jeffers on African Kinship and Lineage and Phillis Wheatley Peters
From The Age of Phillis: “Letter from Obour Tanner”
This short film is from a series “Imagining the Age of Phillis,” adapted from poems by Honoreé Fanonne Jeffers that bring life to the life and times of Phillis Wheatley Peters, the first African-American to publish a book of poetry. Directed by John Oluwole ADEkoje and produced by Patrick Gabridge, the video series showcases eight different poems, filmed on location at the Old State House and Old South Meeting House, locations central to civic life in 18th century Boston. To see more of the poems, visit Revolutionary Spaces.