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Phillis Wheatley

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Phillis Wheatley Peters, also spelled Phyllis and Wheatly (c. 1753 – December 5, 1784) was an American author who was the first African-American author of a published book of poetry. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven or eight and transported to North America, where she was bought by the Wheatley family of Boston. After she learned to read and write, they encouraged her poetry when they saw her talent.

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Memoir & Poems of Phillis Wheatley book cover

Memoir & Poems of Phillis Wheatley

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Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral book cover

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral

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The Poems of Phillis Wheatley book cover

The Poems of Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley
Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral book cover

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral

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The Poems of Phillis Wheatley book cover

The Poems of Phillis Wheatley

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Women of Color Pray book cover

Women of Color Pray

Christal M. Jackson
Poems of Phillis Wheatley book cover

Poems of Phillis Wheatley

Wheatley, Phillis
Complete Writings book cover

Complete Writings

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