Today I would like to discuss writer, Phillis Wheatley. Hopefully, many of you will already know who this woman is.
"Phillis Wheatley / by an unidentified artist / Engraving on paper, 1773 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution" . No copyright infringement is intended.
Phillis was the first female of African descent to be published, this occurring in the colonial period. She was born about 1753, began writing her poetry book around the age of twelve years old and was published in 1773.
There is so much more to learn about Phillis; please continue to do so at the source cited below or at the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R) Museum, here is the link to their museum:
 Stephanie Sheridan, "Phillis Wheatley: Her life, Poetry, and Legacy," National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian (https://npg.si.edu/blog/phillis-wheatley-her-life-poetry-and-legacy : accessed 26 February 2021).
 Ibid, para. 1.
 Ibid, para. 2-3.