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Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley  In 1761 at Griffin's Wharf, near this site, John  Wheatley purchased eight year old African-  American Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784) to  serve as a domestic slave.  Only twelve ...

Phillis Wheatley 

In 1761 at Griffin's Wharf, near this site, John 
Wheatley purchased eight year old African- 
American Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784) to 
serve as a domestic slave. 

Only twelve years later, in 1773, Phillis 
Wheatley would become the first published 
African-American woman with her acclaimed 
book, Poems on Various Subjects,Religious 
and Moral

A BOSTON WOMEN'S HERITAGE TRAIL SITE 
 
 
Submitted by @PeterTPiazza

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