Preservation Long Island announces the launch of a major initiative to reinterpret the 18th-century Joseph Lloyd Manor, where Jupiter Hammon (1711–ca.1806), one of the first published African American authors was enslaved and wrote powerfully about the social and moral conflicts slavery raised in the newly formed United States.
Tag: Long Island’s African American Heritage
Sag Harbor’s SANS community and Elmhurst’s African American Burial Ground are among the Preservation League of New York State’s “Seven to Save 2020-2021”. Thanks to the League for bringing statewide attention to these at-risk historic places on Long Island!
POSTPONED DUE TO SNOW COVER–NEW DATE TBA.
Preservation Long Island has been introducing visitors to Jupiter Hammon, America’s first published black poet, 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.
The site is ELIGIBLE for listing on National and State Registers of Historic Places
A distinctive turn-of-the-century Shingle-style church with significant ties to African American history on Long Island.