It would be great to see some more of those signs with info on Jupiter Hammon, and also info on the Matinecock and other Indigenous people of Long Island too.
Thanks for this post and for encouraging us to reflect on how to increase our knowledge and share it more effectively!
How about the Lloyds educated/allowed him to be educated? Thank you Jupiter for your prose.
Teaching local history in the classroom could probably help a lot, here. (though not easy for you to affect) Growing up in Nassau Cnty, I didn't learn that the west of LI was Dutch settled and the east end was English until i came to work for SPLIA and did some reading of their own materials. Maybe the curriculum has changed in the last few decades ~