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On Being Brought from Africa to America

‘Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
That there’s a God, that there’s a Saviour too:
Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.
Some view our sable race with scornful eye,
“Their colour is a diabolic die.”
Remember, Christians, Negro’s, black as Cain,
May be refin’d, and join th’ angelic train.

Phillis Wheatley (Gambia, Africa, 1753 – Boston, Massachusetts, 1784). Esclava y poetisa. Primera escritora afroamericana en publicar un libro en los Estados Unidos.

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