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Jupiter Hammon Literary Landmark Event

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Joseph Lloyd Manor House

Lloyd Harbor Road

Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743

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Come celebrate Jupiter Hammon’s accomplishments and contributions to American history and literature.

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United for Libraries and Empire State Center for the Book is recognizing the house where Jupiter Hammon (the first published African American writer) lived and was enslaved as a Literary Landmark. An unveiling of the bronze plaque recognizing Jupiter Hammon will take place on Jupiter Hammon's Birthday - Saturday, October 17, 2020.

The event will include a speech by an honored individual, poetry readings, refreshments, and tours of Joseph Lloyd Manor. Press and local dignitaries will also be in attendance. The winners of the Jupiter Hammon Portrait Essay/Poetry Contest will recite their winning essay/poem (sponsored by the Town of Huntington Historic African American Designation Council).

The unveiling is a part of Preservation Long Island’s Jupiter Hammon Project, which includes the convening of eminent scholars and professionals with community stakeholders to examine themes surrounding Jupiter Hammon and enslavement on Long Island. These roundtables inform a more equitable and relevant interpretation of Preservation Long Island’s Joseph Lloyd Manor for the visiting public.

Come celebrate Jupiter Hammon’s accomplishments and contributions to American history and literature.

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