Phillis Wheatly

Phillis Wheatley was born in West Africa in 1753. When she was 8 years old she was kidnapped and brought to Boston to work as a slave. In 1767, the Newport Mercury published Phillis wheatley's first poem. A collection of Her poems was published in London in 1773. (Phillis Wheatley,slave poet of colonial America: a story of her life)

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