Hosted by Sayville Library, Lauren Brincat, Preservation Long Island Curator, will discuss the remarkable life and work of one of the first published African American authors, Jupiter Hammon, who was born into slavery in Lloyd Harbor, New York. While enslaved at Joseph Lloyd Manor, Hammon wrote powerfully about the social and moral conflicts slavery raised in the newly formed United States.
DATE: Thursday, February 3, 2022
TIME: 7:00pm to 8:30pm via Zoom
COST: FREE (registration required)
Join us for this presentation in honor of Black History Month. This program will be presented as a Zoom meeting. Please register and include your email address. The zoom link will be emailed to all registrants at least one day prior to the program.
The Jupiter Hammon Project is a major initiative to develop a more relevant and equitable interpretation of Joseph Lloyd Manor, one of Preservation Long Island’s historic houses and a site that enslaved generations of people of African descent. Through the Project, Preservation Long Island brought together renowned scholars and professionals with local residents, descendant communities, and other stakeholders to explore the legacy of slavery on Long Island and the life of Jupiter Hammon.