Phillis Wheatley Quotes on Love of Freedom

“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


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Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley, also spelled Phyllis and Wheatly was the first published African-American female poet. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven or eight and transported to North America. Born: 8 May 1753, Died: 5 December 1784.

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