7-17-2007 - 7/17/2007 Narractive of the life of venture...

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7/17/2007 Narractive of the life of venture smith – 1729- 1805 created business News report 1729 – father had 3 wives At 6 he was captured Family went into hiding but was captured again Interrogated/tortured Kidnapped second the – 260 Rags to riches story Named after his venture Created autobiography 1789 Held secrets of his own life Resisted against masters Married at 22 Leader because of his size 6 feet 300 pounds Free because of Col. O Smith Became a whaler Brought his freedom for him and family and 2 slaves but freed them 9/19/2805 died Helped strangers Liked to boat to Mississippi river to resist against Phillis wheatley – news reports – interview Wrote porms to george Washington – used america’s independence First African American to publish a book and second 1735 in African – deprived family Created books on poems Themes of various subjects of words combination of all Her thoughts 7 years old purchased by John Wheatley Able to study languages. Got into poetry. Alexander pope – inspiration
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