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Phillis wheatly
Updated: 3/5/2020
Phillis wheatly
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A story about wheatly

Storyboard Text

  • Hi, I am Phillis Wheatley, I was born in west Africa around 1753. At the age of 7, she was kidnapped and brought to Boston on a slave ship, john Wheatley purchased the young girl, who was in fragile health, as a servant for his wife, Susanna.
  • I got famous when I published my first and only book. (poems on various subjects)
  • Susanna and her two children taught Wheatley to read and was actively encouraged in her literary pursuits by the household
  • wheatley wrote her first published poem at around age 13. The work, a story about two men who nearly drown at sea, was printed in the Newport Mercury.
  • Some more cool thing about me i was the first African American woman to publish a poem and the third of woman to publish a book .
  • Me and my three children past away while my husband was in jail.
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