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The Life and Works of Jupiter Hammon (1711-before 1806)

By Sarah Kautz, Preservation Director, Preservation Long Island. Preservation Long Island has been introducing visitors to Jupiter Hammon, America’s first published black poet, at Joseph Lloyd Manor since the house opened to the public in the 1980s. Hammon’s life and writings offer an exceptionally nuanced view of slavery and freedom on […]