Black History Month

Jupitor Hammon

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Black History Month - Jupitor Hammon
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Jupiter Hammon became the first published African American writer while a slave in New York in 1760.  Hammon established the legacy of black writers in the United States and was instrumental in developing respect for the intellect of African Americans.  Hammon’s focus on race, slavery and the injustices to slaves are exceptional for both their time and the modern day.