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Phillis Wheatley was born around 1753 in West Africa and brought to Boston in 1761. She was educated by the Boston family, the Wheatleys, who enslaved her. She studied literature, including John Milton and Homer, and eventually began to write her own poetry.
Her first poem was likely published in December 1767. She gained national acclaim in 1770 for "An Elegiac Poem, on the Death of that Celebrated Divine, and Eminent Servant of Jesus Christ, the Reverend and Learned George Whitefield" which was published in the US and also later published in London.
In 1773, Wheatley was the first African-American poet to publish a book of her work. It was called "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral." She went on to publish poems such as "On Being Brought from Africa to America" and "On Virtue."