Why I Decided To Write About These Interesting People In Particular
I had been meaning to do a post on the interesting people that I have learnt about in my classes so far for a while now. However, with everything going on right now I thought I would share some information about interesting African American people that I have learnt about. I admire the more famous figures that we hear about often but I thought I would also include some lesser known people because people who don’t study history may not have heard about them.
Phyllis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784)
I first heard/learnt about her in my American Enlightenment class. She was from West Africa and was sold to a Bostonian as a slave when she was a child. Her owner taught her how to read and write and she soon became really good at both. She soon began reading things…
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