Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley

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  • Phillis Wheatley is an African American who was stolen from West Africa to be a slave. She is bought to be a servant to John’s wife Susannah
  • You have been more eager to learn so we will teach you.
  • 1761
  • My poems will bring a new perspective on how people think about the revolution 
  • Phillis Wheatley is brave standing in front of the men reading her poems.
  • 1772
  • Phillis Wheatley is recognized by George Washington the Continental Army commander and gets invited to visit him at his headquarters.
  • unknown
  • Once Susannah passed away Phillis got her papers to be a free woman.
  • 1779
  • She and her husband John live in poverty with her one living child. Soon Phillis and her child both get ill and pass away. Her husband publishes her poetry and her legacy is remembered.
  • 1779
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