On being brought from Africa to America

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Wheatley, Phyllis “On being brought from Africa to America”, RelRace, item créé par Maud Michaud, dernier accès le 23 Feb. 2024.
Contributeur Maud Michaud
Sujet Caïn et les Africains
Description Poème qui associe les Africains à une ascendance caïnique.
Auteur Phyllis Wheatley
Date 1773
Éditeur London, A. Bell bookseller
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On being brought from AFRICA to AMERICA
'Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
That there's a God, that there's a Saviour too:
Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.
Some view our sable race with scornful eye,
"Their colour is a diabolic die."
Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain,
May be refin'd, and join th'angelic train.