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Phillis Wheatly
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Phillis Wheatly was one of the first African-American poets. Her slave master cared for her and provide her with an education. Wheatly grew up during colonial times in Massachusetts. She met George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, and George Whitefield. She wrote a poem called "On Being Brought From Africa to America."
 

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Published: 2007-06-28 05:44:24

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