Phillis Wheatley - Born in Senegambia, she was transported to North America. The publication of her "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral" brought her fame in both England and the American Colonies.
Poet “Phillis Wheatley” memorialized in this stunning bronze statue rendered by Meredith Bergmann and placed on the corner of Commonwealth & Fairfield Streets in Boston as part of the 2003 Boston Women’s Memorial.
Although she was an African slave, Phillis Wheatley was one of the best-known poets in prenineteenth-century America. A brilliant young girl, her owners educated her. She wrote poems said to be admired by George Washington.
Voice of Her Own : The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet (Reissue) (Paperback) (Kathryn Lasky)