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Phillis Wheatley's work has been maligned by the likes of Thomas Jefferson, who claimed it was nothing more than imitation, whilst some of those who share her African heritage have dismissed her as an Uncle Tom. Her work, however, is far more nuanced than either of these criticism suggest. Read more by following the link attached to this image and be sure to 'like', share, and leave a comment.

Phillis Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral: The First Womanist?

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.

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BY WALTER OPINDE Despite being enslaved from Africa, Phillis Wheatley became the first slave, the first African-American, and the third female in the United States to ever publish a poetry book. Phillis Wheatley was born in 1753 in Senegal/Gambia (West Africa). Having been kidnapped in 1761, at the ...BY WALTER OPINDE Despite being enslaved from Africa, Phillis Wheatley became the first slave, the first African-American, and the third female in the United States to ever publish a poetry…

BY WALTER OPINDE Despite being enslaved from Africa, Phillis Wheatley became the first slave, the first African-American, and the third female in the United States to ever publish a poetry book. Phillis Wheatley was born in 1753 in Senegal/Gambia (West Africa). Having been kidnapped in 1761, at the ...BY WALTER OPINDE Despite being enslaved from Africa, Phillis Wheatley became the first slave, the first African-American, and the third female in the United States to ever publish a poetry…

Books:Literature Pre-1900, Phillis Wheatley. Poems on Various Subjects, Religiousand Moral. By Phillis Wheatle...

Books:Literature Pre-1900, Phillis Wheatley. Poems on Various Subjects, Religiousand Moral. By Phillis Wheatle...

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)

Phillis Wheatley, an African brought to America as a slave, became a published poet at the age of Read a biography of Phillis Wheatley and some assessments of her literary contribution.

Illustration of Boston poet Phillis Wheatley by Scipio Moorhead published in her book “Poems on Various Subjects” circa 1773. #philliswheatley

The Poetry of Phillis Wheatley

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, Phillis Wheatley. Engraving attributed to Scipio Moorhead, American Treasures of the Library of Congress

When African slave Phillis Wheatley  wrote poetry, 18 men came to asses whether that was possible. From the book by Jacky Fleming " the trouble with women"

When African slave Phillis Wheatley wrote poetry, 18 men came to asses whether that was possible. From the book by Jacky Fleming " the trouble with women"

2013 Phillis Wheatley Book Award Winners and Finalists: http://aalbc.it/2013pwa

Here the finalists and winners of the 2013 Wheatley Award winning books are listed

Phillis Wheatley ,author of the book "Poems on various Subjects,Religeous and Moral"which brought her not only freedom ,but also recognition.

But perhaps you don’t know that Phillis Wheatley was the first published African American female author. She was a servant (enslaved) who published her first poem at the age of 12 in the mid 18 Black History Facts You May Not Know

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