As he face the sunny, cast no shadow.
Phyllis Wheatley was the first African-American to be published in America. She was also a slave.
She was sold into slavery at the age of 7. Her owners educated her with their children, and encouraged her talents, and in 1773 she published this book of poetry. Not believing that she could actually have produced this on her own, she was actually quizzed and tested by a panel who ended up saying she had proved that she wrote the poems.
She was freed in 1774 and died in 1784 at the age of 31.
Two reminders: (1) Phillis Wheatley is a perfect example of how slavery was not just an institution of the south, but could be found throughout the colonies. (2) Thomas Jefferson was outspoken among those who tried to accuse her and her owners of being frauds, insisting that no member of the African race could possibly have the mental faculty to produce such beautiful written works in English. Jefferson also went on to say “The compositions published under her name are below the dignity of criticism.”
“ I have never regretted my silence. As for my speech, I have regretted it over and over again. ”
Umar bin al-Khattāb (via ohfairies)
Calling in some of the classy well-known trick for sketches such as this.
Pacing was pretty decent and I just played my Blue Moon record just to fancy how these chaps associated French au pairs to become an object of desire.
Thats colour in monochromatic hue - sober enough as faint to becoming a screaming wall.
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“ I must be an optimist, because a pessimist is never disappointed. ”