Jupiter Hammon Project: Roundtable #2

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Suffolk County Historical Society

300 W Main St

Riverhead, NY 11901

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The Voice of Jupiter Hammon

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What do Jupiter Hammon’s writings tell us about him as an educated individual surviving within the structure of enslavement?

Born into slavery on Long Island and educated alongside his future enslaver, Jupiter Hammon (1711–ca. 1806) endured the American Revolution and witnessed the founding of a new nation. Through an analysis of Hammon’s own words, this roundtable will explore how Hammon’s religious beliefs influenced his thoughts about freedom and equality; writing and the exchange of ideas as an act of resistance; and the importance of Jupiter’s works to understanding American history and literature.

Moderated panel discussions will be followed by a series of break-out sessions, allowing participants to reflect on and respond to the conversation. Lunch on your own.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Registration is required.

Complimentary Suffolk County Historical Society (300 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901) Tours from 9:30 AM–11:00 AM

Lunch on your own from 11:00 AM–12:30 PM

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Roundtable from 12:30 PM– 4:00 PM

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