The Phyllis Wheatley - The First African-American Black Woman Poet Recognized in The United States Lanyards come with
Purple Color Lanyard Straps with Gold Color Logo Imprinted. Lanyard straps are
red color heavy duty models. Total lanyard straps length: 36", with silk screen
imprinted Pantone PMS 122 gold color logo. Lanyard hardware attachments: metal
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"African-American poet and the first black woman poet recognized in the United States. Phillis Wheatley: Precursor of American Abolitionism
Born in 1753 in Africa, Phillis Wheatley was kidnapped and sold at a slave auction at age seven to a prosperous Boston family who educated her and treated her as a family member. Rescued from an otherwise hopeless situation by the sympathies of the Wheatley family, Phillis learned English with remarkable speed, and, although she never attended a formal school, she also learned Greek and Latin.
It is clear that the Christian compassion of the Wheatley family was the nurturing womb in which Phillis' rare gifts were cultivated. She came to know the Bible well; and three English poets - Milton, Pope and Gray - touched her deeply and exerted a strong influence on her verse.
She became a sensation in Boston in the 1760s when her poem on the death of the Reverend George Whitefield made her famous. Whitefield, the great evangelical preacher who frequently toured New England, happened to be a close friend of Countess Selina of Huntington, and the latter invited Phillis to London to assist her in the publication of her poems.
Her literary gifts, intelligence, and piety were a striking example to her English and American audience of the triumph of human capacities over the circumstances of birth. The only hint of injustice found in any of her poems is in the line "Some view our sable race with scornful eye" - it would be almost a hundred years before another black writer would drop the mask of convention and write openly about the African-American experience.
Wheatley was the first black writer of consequence in America; and her life was an inspiring example to future generations of African-Americans. In the 1830s, abolitionists reprinted her poetry and the powerful ideas contained in her deeply moving verse stood against the institution of slavery."
|Specifications: 5/8" Silk Screen Imprinted Custom Phyllis Wheatley - The First African-American Black Woman Poet Recognized in The United States Lanyards.|
|1. Width of Lanyards:||5/8".|
|2. Length of Lanyard Webbing/Straps:||36". Optional Length: Any custom length available, like 12", 14",18",20",22",24",32",42",48" and more.|
|3. Lanyard Webbing/Straps Material:||High quality and heavy duty polyester webbing, non-wrinkle lanyard straps.|
|4. Colors of Lanyard Webbing/Straps:||
|5. Type of Logo:||Silk screen imprinted.|
|6. Imprint Colors:||Pantone PMS 122 gold color.|
|7. Font of Text Logo:||News 706 BT Font - lanyard artwork designed by our artist.|
|8. Lanyard Hardware Attachments:||Metal key rings (split rings).|
|9. Available Standard and Optional Lanyard Hardware Attachments:||
|10. Lanyard Applications:||Used as Phyllis Wheatley - The First African-American Black Woman Poet Recognized in The United States Name Badge Holder Lanyards.|
|11. Lanyard Minimum Order:||100 Pieces.|
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