Posted by: Democratic Thinker | June 27, 2010

From Africa to America

On Being Brought from Africa to America.

‘T WAS 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 color is a diabolic dye.
Remember, Christians, Negroes black as Cain
May be refined, and join the angelic train.

—Phillis Wheatly.