Date and place of birth: c 1753 gambia or senegal, africa phillis wheatley was the first african american to publish a book in 1773 with the. Phillis wheatley was the first published african-american female poet was born in 1753 in west africa, most likely in present-day gambia or. Title page of phillis wheatley, poems on various subjects, religious and moral wheatley, born in africa and enslaved in boston, massachusetts, was helped and pleasing gambia on my soul returns,/ with native grace in. Phillis wheatley is depicted in the frontispiece of the book, “poems phillis was born in 1753 in senegambia in africa and enslaved at age 7. Phillis's accomplishments phillis was the first african living in the british colonies to have was eventually free from slavery, but she still lived a hard and short life.
Exhibition label: born the gambia, africa: phillis wheatley was the first african american to publish a book and the first american woman to earn a living from. Phillis wheatley was born around 1753 in gambia, africa she was caught by slave traders and sold to john wheatley, a tailor from boston, on july 11, 1761. Phillis october 18th 1775 african-american poet phillis wheatley freed from slavery it is believed that phillis wheatley was born in 1753, somewhere in west africa, most likely between present-day gambia and ghana.
Today is believed to be the birthday of poet phillis wheatley (books by this author ), born in west africa, most likely in senegal or gambia (1753). Phillis wheatley was the first african american to publish a book born in gambia in 1753, she came to america aboard a slave ship, the phillis from an early. Phillis wheatley's church, old south meeting house and place of her birth are not documented, scholars believe that phillis wheatley was born in 1753 in west africa, most likely in present-day gambia or senegal.
For wheatley was a slave, captured in gambia, brought to boston in 1761 and “phillis was brought from africa to america, in the year 1761, between on subjects ranging from daily life to more elevated moral themes. 9-11:45am 25 march 2011 phillis wheatley an ex-african phillis wheatley born in gambia, africa in 1753 was the first early african american slave poet. The author we now know as phillis wheatley was born around 1753 somewhere in west africa, probably between present-day gambia and. Phillis wheatley & early african-american literature born around 1753 somewhere in west africa, probably between present-day gambia and ghana, and was you can read more about phillis wheatley's life and works at. Biography: as a child slave, phillis wheatley was shipped on the phillis to boston from west africa, possibly the gambia river region, on july 11, 1761, when she.
Born in the senegal-gambia region of west africa, phillis wheatley arrived in boston on a slave ship in 1761 when mrs susanna wheatley purchased her as a. Phyllis wheatley 1st african-american poet born senegambia - may 1753 kidnapped at 7yrs named after phillis slave ship which brought her to boston. Phillis wheatley was the first african-american female poet to be published it is believed that phillis wheatley was born in west africa in 1753, which today would be senegal or gambia she was brought to the united states as a slave in 1761. Phillis wheatley (ca 1753 – december 5, 1784) was born in senegal / gambia, africa she was america's first african-american poet and one.
Phillis wheatley was born a free spirit in gambia, west africa around 1753, but was captured and brought to america as a slave when she. A pioneering african-american poet, phillis wheatley was born in senegal/ gambia around 1753 at the age of 8, she was kidnapped and. Phillis wheatley: life summary and links famous african americans boston, alone and nearly naked, on a slave ship from gambia, africa.