To a Gentleman and Lady on the Death of the Lady's Brother and Sister, and a Child of the Name Avis, Aged One Year
To a Gentleman and Lady on the Death of the Lady's Brother and Sister, and a Child of the Name Avis, Aged One Year
by: Phillis Wheatley
Categories: Civil Rights
Originally Published in 1773 by: Literal
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Taken from Senegal/Gambia when she was about 7 years old, Phillis Wheatley, a small slip of a girl was sold to a Bostonian as a housemaid. The family took pity on her frail appearance and lightened her duties and taught her to read and write. She went on to write many poems and achieve international acclaim.
  • Phillis Wheatley
    To a Gentleman and Lady on the Death of the Lady's Brother and Sister, and a Child of the Name Avis, Aged One Year