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Sold as a slave to the familie of boston businessman John Wheatley, Phillis Wheatley wood become the first published African-American woman poet. Philliss talents were recognized when she was young, and he was taught to read and write a poem she wrote in 1776 supporting George Washington brought her an invitation to visit his army head quarters. Phillis die on December 5 1784.

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Sold as a slave to the family of Boston businessman John Wheatley, Phillis Wheatley would become the first published African-American woman poet. Phillis's talents were recognized when she was young, and she was taught to read and write. A poem she wrote in 1776 supporting George Washington brought her an invitation to visit his army headquarters. Phillis died on December 5, 1784.

 

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