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

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Maya Angelou -- otherwise known as "Miss Calypso!"

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Black Women in the American Revolutionary War

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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Collects 868 poems by African-American author Langston Hughes, including nearly three hundred never before presented in book form, and includes explanatory notes.

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One of my favorite poems and the idea of expecting nothing has been with me since the book the Mircrobe Hunters. More sustaining for me than thinking you can have the sun, the moon, and the stars.

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Sonia Sanchez - African American poet associated with the Black Arts Movement. She has written over fifteen books of poems as well as several plays and children's books.

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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 both the second published African-American poet and first published African-American woman. Born in Senegambia, she was sold into slavery at the age of 7 and transported to North America. Wikipedia

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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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