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Phillis Wheatley's existence was dangerous to an idea the U.S. was founded on.
Phillis Wheatley was the first black poet in what is now the United States to be published. And she did it while she was enslaved. Hannah Jewell, pop culture host at the Washington Post, is the author of "She Caused a Riot: 100 Unknown Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolutions, and Massively Crushed It."
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