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Born in 1753 in Senegal, West Africa but sold into slavery at eight years old, Phillis Wheatley became the most famous female poet of the eighteenth century. At age thirteen years old and while still in slavery, Phillis Wheatley’s poems were being circulated throughout England. In 1770 her first poem was published in London entitled

Senegal Born, Phillis Wheatley Was Sold Into Slavery & Still Became the Most Famous Female Poet of the Eighteenth Century

Jane Edna Hunter was a pioneering African-American social worker. Hunter established the Working Girls Association in Cleveland, in 1911, to offer shelter, assistance, and education to women. It later became the Phillis Wheatley Association ofJane Edna Hunter was a pioneering African-American social worker. Hunter established the Working Girls Association in Cleveland, in 1911, to offer shelter, assistance, and education to women. It later became the Phillis Wheatley Association of…

Jane Edna Hunter was a pioneering African-American social worker. Hunter established the Working Girls Association in Cleveland, in 1911, to offer shelter, assistance, and education to women. It later became the Phillis Wheatley Association ofJane Edna Hunter was a pioneering African-American social worker. Hunter established the Working Girls Association in Cleveland, in 1911, to offer shelter, assistance, and education to women. It later became the Phillis Wheatley Association of…

Phillis Wheatley (May 8, 1753 – December 5, 1784) was the first African-American poet and first African-American woman to publish her writing.[1] Born in Gambia, she was sold into slavery at the age of 7 or 8 and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write, and encouraged her poetry when they saw her talent.

Scipio Moorhead, Portrait of poet Phillis Wheatley, in the frontispiece to her book Poems on Various Subjects.

Although she was an African slave, Phillis Wheatley was one of the best-known poets in prenineteenth-century America.

Although she was an African slave, Phillis Wheatley was one of the best-known poets in prenineteenth-century America. A brilliant young girl, her owners educated her. She wrote poems said to be admired by George Washington.

☆ The Phillis Wheatley Monument ☞ The first African-American poet and first African-American woman to publish a book in the United States :¦: Artist Sculptor Meredith Bergmann ☆

The Phillis Wheatley Monument

Phillis Wheatley (b. 1753 - 1784) Published poetry and became the first African American to have a book published. What a great movie this would make.

Learn About Phillis Wheatley, the Slave Poet of Colonial America

Phillis Wheatley (born in Senegal, West Africa on May 1753 - died December the first African American woman to have her work published.

On Being Brought from Africa to America by  Phillis  Wheatley  : The Poetry Foundation

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley Although she was an African slave, Phillis Wheatley was one of the best-known poets in prenineteenth-century America.

Learn About Phillis Wheatley, the Slave Poet of Colonial America: Phillis Wheatley, from an illustration by Scipio Moorhead on the front page of her book of poems (colorized later)

Learn About Phillis Wheatley, the Slave Poet of Colonial America

phillis wheatley essay Phillis Wheatley - Slave Poet of Colonial America

A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet

A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet

A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet by Kathryn Lasky, illustrated by Paul Lee

Phillis Wheatley was the first published African American poet and first African-American woman whose writings helped create the genre of African American literature. Born in Gambia, she was made a slave at age seven. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write, and helped encourage her poetry.  The 1773 publication of Wheatleys Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral brought her fame, with figures such as George Washington praising her work.

On Being Brought From Africa To America Poem by Phillis Wheatley - Poem Hunter

Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage

Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage-English Professor Vincent Carretta at University of Maryland, discusses life of Phillis Wheatley

Phyllis Wheatley, first African-American woman to publish her writing 1773.

Phyllis Wheatley - first African American woman to publish her writing, and second published African American poet.

Phillis Wheatley - poetic women tradition

afro-textured-art: A rare portrait of Phillis Wheatley shows her facing forward, wearing an evening dress and jewelry. The portrait appeared in Revue des Colonies in Paris between 1834 and Image Credit: Schomburg Center

Phillis Wheatley, African American History, Black History, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Phillis Wheatley (c. a poet and the first African-American woman published in pre-Revolutionary America, was also a notable apologist, abolitionist, and missionary.