https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/phillis-wheatley-106.php Born in Africa, Phillis Wheatley was captured and sold into slavery as a child. Phillis Wheatley, 1753-1784: Early African-American Poet A rare signed edition of Phillis Wheatley’s poetry from 1773 This story comes from VOA Special English, Voice of America's daily news She was a slave child of seven or eight and sold to John and Susanna Wheatley in Boston on July 11, 1761. The child was purchased by the Wheatleys, a prominent Boston family. Phillis Wheatley was born around 1754 (the exact date is unknown), in Gambia, now Senegal. The Wheatleys were a progressive Bostonian family who did not consider it immoral to educate a slave even though it was illegal in other parts of the country. Kidnapped from her home in Africa and sold as a slave, she acquired freedom before the American Revolution and was acclaimed as a poet when still a teenager. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library. Phillis Wheatley was born in Western Africa, in either Senegal or Gambia. Upon arrival in Boston, she was purchased by John Wheatley, a wealthy merchant. Her first name was apparently derived from the ship that carried her to America, The Phillis. She became well known locally for her poetry. Get free access to the library by create an account, fast download and ads free. The Wheatley family recognized Phillis's How Phillis Wheatley Was Recovered Through History By Elizabeth Winkler, July 30, 2020 Two hundred and fifty-nine years ago this July, a girl captured somewhere between present-day Gambia and Ghana stepped off the Phillis, a slave ship, and onto the docks of Boston Harbor. Phillis began writing poems as a young Early on, Phillis showed signs of remarkable intelligence. Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784): A Brief Biography Phillis Wheatley was born in Gambia, Africa. Phillis Wheatley was brought to Boston in 1761 to be sold on the slave market. 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