Phillis Wheatley came to America on a slave ship and died in abject poverty; however, her works left an indelible impression that sowed the seeds for the advocacy of abolition in America.
Phillis Wheatley was born in Gambia, now Senegal, on the West Coast of Africa.
Phillis Wheatley (1753 – December 5, 1784) was the first African American female writer to be published in the United States.
Phillis Wheatley's circumstances were different than most black slaves of that time because of her education.
Phillis Wheatley, so proud to the end of her hard-won attainments, would weep.