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.
Tag: Long Island’s African American Heritage
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.
Preservation Long Island is pleased to welcome Kathleen Hennessy, a trustee of the Friends of the Coltrane Home, as a guest contributor. The John and Alice Coltrane Home was named one of Preservation Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places in 2011. Soon after, the house appeared on the National Trust’s 11 […]
Rapid redevelopment threatens the historical landscape of Sag Harbor’s remarkable SANS community. Learn about the urgent preservation needs of this locally, regionally, and nationally important neighborhood, focusing on the creation of Azurest, the earliest of the three subdivisions, founded by women of color in the late Jim Crow era.
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.