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Phillis Wheatley

Ms. Amye project

Kennisha Simpson

on 27 February 2012

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place of birth: Gambia, Africa birth place: Gambia, Africa date of death: December 5, 1784 Popular Poems:
A farewel to America to Mrs. S.W.
A funeral poem on the death of C.E. an infant of twelve months.
A Rebus
An answer to Rebus, by the author of these poems.
An Hymn to humanity.
she was made a slave at the age of seven. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write, and helped encourage her poetry. born in 1753. Phillis Wheatley American Poet. Family Background: Phillis was sold as a slave at the age of seven or eight to John and Susanna Wheatley in Boston on July 11,1761. place of death: Boston, Massachusetts death due to result of childbirth. Phillis was remembered by:
First African American woman to earn a living from her writing.
First African American to publish a book.
First female writer encouraged and finaced by a group of woman which included Mrs. Wheatley, Mary Wheatley, and Selina Hastlings.
An African American women to accomplish letters.
An inspiration for Jupiter Hammon. (another African writer) statue on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts. The End!!!!!
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