Get to know the life and works of poet PhillisWheatley, an enslaved woman who became one of colonial America’s most famous writers.
In 1775, General George Washington received a poem from one of colonial America’s most famous writers. Its verses praised the burgeoning revolution, invoking the goddess of their new nation to aid the general’s cause. But this ode to liberty wasn’t written by some aloof aristocratic admirer. Its author was a young enslaved Black woman. CharitaGainey details the works of poet PhillisWheatley.
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