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Phillis Wheatley: Pioneering Black Poet

How We Became America: The Untold Story

Phillis Wheatley, a young enslaved woman, became one of the most celebrated poets in the American colonies. Her writings on faith, slavery and freedom were published around the world and inspire audiences to this day. (Runtime 2:47)

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