Engraving of Wheatley by Scipio Moorhead in the Frontispiece to her book of poetry. Phillis Wheatley (1753 - December 5, 1784) was the first female African-American published poet. Born in Senegal she was sold into slavery at the age of 12 and transported

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Engraving of Wheatley by Scipio Moorhead in the Frontispiece to her book of poetry. Phillis Wheatley (1753 - December 5, 1784) was the first female African-American published poet. Born in Senegal she was sold into slavery at the age of 12 and transported

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