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Poetry Friday: Phillis Wheatley

By Women's Voices For Change
The first American and the first woman to publish a book of poems, colonial poet Phillis A. Wheatley had earned the admiration of William Blake and George Washington for her lovely, rigorous poems by the time she was sixteen. Wheatley was also an enslaved woman  for much of her life; one of her most famous poems is her plea, below,…
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