How A 12-Year-Old Slave Became One of America’s First Black Poets

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By: Ryan Velez Phillis Wheatley was born in 1753, and after being kidnapped from her West African home, she would end up in Boston in 1761. While this is the most humble and tragic beginning possible for someone to enter this country, Face2Face Africa chronicles how Wheatley ended up being one of the first black […]

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