How did Phillis Wheatley help free slaves?

Answer Phillis Wheatley is one of the first African American published poets in colonial America. Her success helped to open two-way discourse between the government and slaves on the subject of abolitio... Read More »

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When did Phillis Wheatley die?

Phillis Wheatley, the first African American and slave to publish a book of poems in America, died in 1784. Her first poem was published in 1767, and her book of poetry, "Poems on Various Subjects,... Read More »

How did Phillis Wheatley become famous?

Phillis Wheatley rose to fame through her various accomplishments as an early African-American writer.Tribute Celebrated PreacherBy the late 1760s, Phillis Wheatley had established a reputation wit... Read More »

What kind of freedom did Phillis Wheatley want?

Phillis Wheatley was taken from West Africa as a child and kept as a slave in America. She was purchased by the wife of a Boston tailor named John Wheatley. She grew up to become a poet well-known ... Read More »

How many slaves did Harriet Beecher Stowe free?

I'm sure no one can actually put a number to them...There were probably hundreds, but no one seems to know for sure.