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Because she was the first black ever in history to write a book and have it published. The reason she met George Washington was because once she had been given her freedom she wrote an antislavery letter to him wich was not approved until the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.

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He wrote a poem to George Washington praising him and the cause of freedom

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* she became famous by 1789

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she was the first african american poet

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