Black History Poem African American | Tanzania, watch a documentary at TBC1, 2100hrs and see the lives of ...

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This poem has inspired thousands of words from me--and consists of fewer than 25 words itself. Amazing. I love Gwendolyn Brooks.

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Phillis Wheatley was the first known African American poet and the first known female African American to publish a book. Her writings helped create African American Literature. She was bought at 17 by the Wheatley family who taught her how to read and write. Many white Americans didn’t believe an African could write poetry so they examined Wheatley in court later concluding that the poems she wrote were hers. "In my library." #TheTravelingMan

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Phillis Wheatley, was brought to Boston from Senegal as a slave child who spoke no English. Phillis Wheatley (born c. 1753) was brought to Boston on a slave ship in 1761 and purchased by John Wheatley as a personal servant to his wife. The Wheatleys educated Phillis, who mastered English, Latin, and Greek. Her volume of English poetry, published in 1773, is the earliest known publication by an African-American writer.

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quotes for african american women | Before becoming the first African-American first lady, Michelle Obama ...

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