Today in History – September 1

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Today in History – September 1

On September 1, 1773,  Phillis Wheatley’s Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral was published in London, England.  Wheatley’s collection was the first volume of poetry by an African-American poet to be published.  Continue reading.

On September 1, 1864, Confederate General John B. Hood evacuated Atlanta, leaving the city, a crucial supply center for the Confederacy, in Union hands.  Continue reading.

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