Rediscover a fascinating story about the travels of Sojourner Truth on Long Island.
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, Preservation Long Island encourages people to enter into dialogue with those around them, to examine their own biases, and work towards true equality in words and in practice.
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.
An update on the site’s deeper history and noteworthy design.
Preservation Long Island joins the Peconic Land Trust and others to support plans to establish a center for writing, conservation, and Zen at the influential author’s Sagaponack homestead.