Lauren Brincat, Curator of Preservation Long Island, gave Newsday a tour of the Joseph Lloyd Manor in Lloyd Harbor, where Jupiter Hammon, one of the 18th century’s most important literary voices, rose from slavery on Long Island to become the first African-American poet to be published in the United States. Scroll down on the box below to read the full article and click on the video image to watch Lauren’s guided tour of the house. For a printer-friendly version of the article click HERE.

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