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Sunday, March 23, 2014

POET PROFILE


PHILLIS WHEATLEY
(1753-1784)

was born in Africa, and sold into slavery at the age of  7. Her master gave her an exceptional education for an enslaved female, where by the age of 12 she was reading the Bible, Greek and Latin classics, and starting to write poetry. She eventually became the first woman, Black or White to be published in America. She created the foundation for today's Black literature.


To read her extraordinary bio and her poetry collection, click on the following link poets.org and search her name. ** For additional details and info google-search her name.

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