Phillis Wheatley | Academy of American Poets


https://m.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/phillis-wheatley

I received this email and followed the link.  In doing so, I found poems by Phillis Wheatley, the first African American to publish a book of poetry  in America.
Her circumstances were well, as she received education, was called upon by George Washington to meet with him, and other important selections.  At the end of her life, her circumstances were less than elegant. You can find her poetry and life story at The Acacdemy of Poetry. With Martin Luther King Day coming up, Wheatley’s poetry is a must read.

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