Intersection of Poet Jupiter Hammon and Long Island History

When: Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 1:30PM to 3:30 PM
Where: Walt Whitman Birthplace Association or via Zoom
Cost: This event has a $5.00 suggested donation.

As part of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association’s African American Voices of Democracy Series, Lauren Brincat, Curator, Preservation Long Island, will be a featured speaker at a session focusing on the poet Jupiter Hammon. The program’s other presenters include Huntington Town Historian and author of Slavery in Huntington and Its Abolition, Robert Hughes, and the poet David Mills.

In 2020, Preservation Long Island launched the Jupiter Hammon Project, a multi-year 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. While enslaved at the Manor, Jupiter Hammon (1711–ca.1806) wrote powerfully about the social and moral conflicts slavery raised in the newly formed United States.