Poet, Phillis Wheatley, (b.1753 - d. December 5, 1784) Was sold into slavery at age 7, and transported to North America (Boston Massachusetts). She was bought by John Wheatley and named Phillis after the ship that brought her. She was the first African American woman to have her writings published.
Phillis Wheatley - Americas - 1773: Wheatley was the first black woman to publish a book. Born in Senegambia, she was sold into slavery at the age of 7 and transported to North America. She was purchased by a family who taught her to read and write and encouraged her poetry. The publication of her "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral" brought her fame in both England and the American Colonies. #womens #history #medieval era #black #women #authors
Phillis Wheatley (May 8, 1753 – December 5, 1784) was the first African-American poet and first African-American woman to publish her writing. Born in Gambia, she was sold into slavery at the age of 7 or 8 and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write, and encouraged her poetry when they saw her talent.
Phillis Wheatley - First African American to publish a book An accomplished African American woman of letters First African American woman to earn a living from her writing First woman writer encouraged and financed by a group of women -
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.
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