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Transcript of Phyllis Wheatley
She wrote her first poem at around age 13. Poems on Various Subjects is a landmark achievement in U.S history. In publishing it, Wheatley became the first African American and first U.S Slave to publish a book of poems, as well the third American Women to do so.
Hobbies- Wrote books and poems
Marital Status- She was married to John Peters
Children-She had three children but all died in infancy
Birth Date: May 8, 1753
Birth Place: West Africa
Childhood: At the age 8, Wheatley was kidnapped and brought to Boston on a slave ship. She was purchased by John Wheatley as a personal servant to his wife. Under the family direction, Wheatley was taken under Susanna's wing. Her quick intelligence was hard to miss, and as a result, Susanna and her two children taught Wheatley to read and was actively encouraged in her literary pursuits by the household.
Problems and/or failures Phyllis faced:
She was kidnapped at and early age. she doesn't know who her parents were.
The Wheatleys educated phyllis and she soon mastered Latin and Greek, going on to write highly acclaimed poetry. She published her first poem in 1767.
She was family for her fabulous poems and books.
Why is Phyllis Famous?
"In every human Beast, God has implanted a principle, which we call Love of Freedom; it is impatient of oppresion, and pants for deliverance."
She wrote poems and books.
Keys To Success:
Achievements and Awards
Wheatley wrote her first published poem at around age 3.
Every child will discover their unique talents and abilities in order to realize their full potential in a thriving community.
Obstacles that ere Overcome:
She overcame the Death of her babies.