Thursday, July 4, 2013

Quote of the Day

Phillis Wheatley was both the first published African-American poet and first published African-American woman. Born in Senegambia, she was sold into slavery at the age of 7 and transported to North America.

“In every human breast, God has implanted a Principle, which we call Love of Freedom; it is impatient of Oppression, and pants for Deliverance.” — Phillis Wheatley (1774)