This 40 page booklet was written by one of the African American women in American history. Written in 1948. It is in excellent condition. Cover is thick paper. It measures 4 X 6.75 inches.The booklet details the life of the great African American poetess, Phillis Wheatley. It includes some of her poetry. It also tells of the work of the Phillis Wheatley Foundation. T is also information about Jane Edna Hunter and her various accomplishments. It is inscribed inside the front cover "Christmas Greetings Jane E. Hunter 1948. Jane Edna Hunter
NAME: Jane Edna Hunter; born Jane Edna Harris. BIRTHDATE: Dec. 13, 1882.
BIRTH PLACE: Pendleton, South Carolina
FAMILY BACKGROUND: Jane's parents, Edward Harris and Harriet Millner, were sharecroppers. Jane's father was born to a slave woman and the white overseer of a plantation. Jane was light-skinned and felt more akin to her father's side; she was somewhat alienated from her dark-skinned mother. Later in life she admitted rejecting her racial heritage with its poverty and subjugation. In part her life's work sought to give the world what she had not been able to give her mother. Following her father's death when she was ten, Jane and her 3 siblings were raised by various relatives. She had a brief marriage to Edward Hunter, a man 40 years her senior.
EDUCATION: Jane was taught to read and... read more