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Phillis Wheatley

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Phillis Wheatley was a famous poet who was born in West Africa, sold into slavery at a young age, and brought to America. Despite her circumstances, Wheatley's exceptional talent for poetry caught the attention of her owners, leading to her education and publication of her poetry. As the first African-American woman to publish her work, Wheatley played a significant role in shaping American literature and challenging racial biases during the 18th century. Her poetry often addressed themes of freedom, equality, and the humanity of African-Americans, leaving behind a lasting legacy as an influential figure in American history.

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