(1753 – 5 December 1784 / Gambia)

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, Negro's, black as Cain,
May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.

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Remember, Christians, Negro's, black as Cain, May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train. great write great 10++++++++++++
The real Israelite.
Great Poem. The rhetorical device at play here is amazing, subtle but powerful in emphasis on how slavers disguised as European missionaries dominated the black continent to save them " Once I redemption neither sought nor knew." then she also shines some light on how racial hate and Christianity coalesce > . I could go on and on but nobody ain't got time for that. I relate to this so deeply.
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