The painful effects of racial bias and the long legacy of slavery are now on full display in our country. Honest communication about race and the legacy of slavery in America is necessary to initiate change and foster a more equitable society. Through the Jupiter Hammon Project, we encourage all to enter into dialogue with those around them, to examine their own biases, and work towards true equality in words and in practice.
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Jupiter Hammon and Phillis Wheatley were the only two enslaved writers in North America to publish works during the 18th century. Their poetry and prose reflected their deep Christian faiths and contributed to larger discussions about liberty and slavery on both sides of the Atlantic.
The practice of chattel slavery in New York has a long history. Rather than ending enslavement outright, New York enacted a series of gradual emancipation laws that created slow and often complicated paths towards freedom.
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.
Explore the Joseph Lloyd Manor House from anywhere with just the click of a mouse! This virtual tour gives you special access to this historic house while taking you back in time to the eve of British occupation during the Revolutionary War.
We’re excited to announce a new VIRTUAL TOUR featuring one of Preservation Long Island’s great historic properties. You can now explore Joseph Lloyd Manor House from anywhere with just the click of a mouse! Our new virtual tour gives you special access to this historic house while taking you back in time to the eve of British occupation during the Revolutionary War.