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Timeline 1700-1799

African American History and Women Timeline

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Women and African American History: 1700-1799

1711

• a Pennsylvania law outlawing slavery was overturned by Britain's Queen Anne

1746

• Lucy Terry wrote "Bar's Fight," the first known poem by an African American (it was not published until after Phillis Wheatley's poems were)

1753 or 1754

Phillis Wheatley born (slave, poet, first published African American writer)

1773

Phillis Wheatley's book of poems published in England, making her the first published African American writer

1777

• Vermont (not yet a state) outlawed slavery

1780

• Massachusetts passed a law abolishing slavery and giving African American men (but not women) the right to vote

1784

• (December 5) Phillis Wheatley died (poet, slave; first published African American writer)

1787

• Thomas Jefferson's daughter, Mary, joins him in Paris, with Sally Hemings accompanying her to Paris

1792

Sarah Moore Grimke born (abolitionist, women's rights proponent)

1793

• (January 3) Lucretia Mott born (Quaker abolitionist and women's rights advocate)

about 1797

Sojourner Truth (Isabella Van Wagener) born a slave (abolitionist, women's rights proponent, minister, lecturer)

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