Phillis Wheatley—Black History

“Phillis Wheatley (May 8, 1753–Dec. 5, 1784) Phillis Wheatley, from an illustration by Scipio Moorhead Culture Club/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Born in Africa, Phillis Wheatley came to the U.S. at age eight, where she was sold into slavery. John Wheatley, the Boston man who owned her, was impressed by Phillis’ intellect and interest in learning, and…
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February 3, 2020 0