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

Preservation Long Island has been introducing visitors to Jupiter Hammon, one of America’s first published Black writers, 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 Long Island before and after the American Revolution.

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Mary L. Booth (1831–1889): An Extraordinary Long Island Woman

Journalist and suffragist, Mary L. Booth’s many accomplishments include becoming one of the first female reporters for the New York Times and later the founding editor of Harper’s Bazaar. Read more about this fascinating woman from Yaphank, Long Island.

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The Visionary Women of Sag Harbor’s Historic Azurest Community

Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about the many visionary women in Long Island’s history. In this blog read about two African American sisters, one a Brooklyn school teacher and the other an accomplished architect, who founded the Azurest summer community in Sag Harbor.