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Jupiter Hammon

Jupiter Hammon (October 17, 1711 – before 1806) was a black poet who in 1761 became the first African-American writer to be published in the present-day United States.

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unveiled a historic marker at the home where Jupiter Hammon once lived:.
A week from MLK day! Join the unity walk Jan. 18 starting at 10 am at the Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Library, down…
“Each humble voice with songs resound that slavery is no more.” —Jupiter Hammon, 1786
An unknown poem attributed to Jupiter Hammon, first published African American w...
Claire Bellerjeau, researcher, discovers new poem by Jupiter Hammon, slave from Lloyd Harbor -...
Phillis Wheatley was not the 1st black poet published in the US. Jupiter Hammon was:
Happy Birthday Phillis Wheatley born May 8th, 1753, the first published African-American woman. Phillis Wheatley (May 8, 1753 – December 5, 1784) was the first published African-American woman. Born in Senegambia, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write, and encouraged her poetry when they saw her talent. The publication of her Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773) brought her fame both in England and the American colonies; figures such as George Washington praised her work. During Wheatley's visit to England with her master's son, the African-American poet Jupiter Hammon praised her work in his own poem. Wheatley was emancipated after the death of her master John Wheatley. She married soon after. Two of her children died as infants. After her husband was imprisoned for debt in 1784, Wheatley fell into poverty and died of illness, quickly followed by the death of . ...
October 17th: Feast day of St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr. In 1610, French King Louis XIII, age 9, was crowned at Reims, five months after the assassination of his father, Henry IV. In 1711, Jupiter Hammon, the first black poet to have his work published in America, was born on Long Island, N.Y., into a lifetime of slavery. In 1777, British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered to American troops in Saratoga, N.Y., in a turning point of the Revolutionary War. In 1807, Britain declared it would continue to reclaim British-born sailors from American ships and ports regardless of whether they held U.S. citizenship. In 1912, Pope John Paul I was born Albino Luciani at Forno di Canale, Italy. In 1931, mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion. (Sentenced to 11 years in prison, Capone was released in 1939.) In 1933, Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany. In 1941, the U.S. destroyer Kearny was damaged by a German torpedo off the coast of Iceland ...
1837-06-24 On this date we celebrate African American poetry. Through their culture and work, Black poets, forced by a dominant culture which constantly negates them, to question what it means to be human, to be American, to be Black, continue a definitive quest for identity. African-American poetry represents a blend of the public and the private in the journey toward voice and freedom. The first Black American poets turned to British writers for role models: Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Jonathan Swift, and others. Black or white poetry written at this time lacked personal psychology. This was an essential part of the American tradition. Emerson’s famous works did not appear until 1837. African-American poets before the Civil War included Jupiter Hammon, George Moses Horton, George Boyer Vashon, James Whitfield, Frances E. W. Harper. They and others explored the questions of slavery and freedom, drawing from myth and stories. Their poetry has an unusual and unique interest, because it was created un ...
The Bible is a revelation of the mind and will of God to men. Therein we may learn, what God is. Jupiter Hammon
Student discovers new poem by Jupiter Hammon, first African-American writer published in US:
Manuscript of Jupiter Hammon poem from 1786 found:
Yes, that was me on talking about the slave poet Jupiter Hammon. Glad the word on him is getting around :-)
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Did you see this MT student at UT - Austin unearthed lost writing from Jupiter Hammon.
just read some of the poetry of Jupiter Hammon... You read any of it?
Lost Jupiter Hammon Work Unearthed: An English student at the University of Texas has unearthed previously unp...
I have become very interesting in the writings of Jupiter Hammon.
Jupiter Hammon lived and died in slavery. But he still managed to become the first published African American poet. Now a newfound poem by him shows how complex his thoughts on religion and slavery really were.
Bismillah...My 1st & Simple Cento...I call it "Struggle Flow" You may write me down in history; I'm a woman Phenomenally! Through compromise; Still I'll rise! Discover the reason why; It is the Lord that doth supply! Shine on me, sunshine; Life is fine...Life is fine! *Alice Walker, Jupiter Hammon, Maya Angelou, & Langston Hughes*May GOD who has no partners sons or daughters be pleased...ameen
Before Phillis Wheatley, Jupiter Hammon was the 1st black to publish a poem in 1760 known as the "Hammon Address"
how many of these so called conscious fools even know who Phillis Wheatley or Jupiter Hammon is!? Long before MLK/X
Hey Folks! We are down to the Final Four Holiday Facts: December 22, 1943 - W.E.B. DuBois becomes the first African American elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters. December 23, 1869 - Madam C.J. Walker, businesswoman and first African American woman millionaire, born. December 24, 1832 - Charter granted to the Georgia Infirmary, the fist Black hospital. December 25, 1760 - Jupiter Hammon becomes first published Black poet with his poem, "An Evening Thought".
Bonus question... 1. First African American to have a book published...? 2. The Talented Tenth is...? 3. Who is Jupiter Hammon...? 4.Who is Joanne Chesimard...? 5. What is Cousin Shake's full name...?
is I want ot say Thank You to Jupiter Hammon, the first Black "American" Poet born into slavery, self taught educater/writer. First Black to publish his writings and is seen as one of the founders for African American Literature.
Little known Black History Fact America's First Colonial Afro-American Published Poet Jupiter Hammon was born on October 17, 1711 on Lloyd Neck. Jupiter's father, Obadiah, was a slave belonging to Henry Lloyd and his wife, Rebecca. From the beginning Jupiter was close to the Lloyd family. He lived in the Manor house with the family, and went to school with the Lloyd children. This closeness is further evidenced by the fact that he is referred to as "brother Jupiter" in later correspondence between the Lloyd sons and their father. Jupiter worked alongside Henry in Henry's business, and he was often sent to New York City to negotiate trade deals. Henry credited Jupiter with being an astute negotiator, as well as being scrupulously honest. Henry's reliance on him indicates that Jupiter's education went far beyond the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic. It is clear from his writings that Jupiter Hammon was also a deeply religious man. His first published poem, which appeared in 1761, was entitled "An E ...
17th October October 17 is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, as established by the UN. The UN General Assembly proclaimed this observance in 1992 to promote public awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, but in particular in developing countries. The first commemoration of the day took place at the Human Rights and Liberties Plaza in the Trocadéro, Paris, in 1987. The following commemorative words are engraved in stone there: “Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty.” October 17 is Black Poetry Day in the US. After the release of the first African-American poems by Jupiter Hammon (1711 – 1806) in 1760, Hammon’s birthday became regarded as the birthday of black poetry in the world of English literature. Since his achievement, many black poets have contributed to English literature, and well-known black poets of the pas ...
1750 (Schools) Anthony Benezet led the Philadelphia Quakers in opening the first free school for Blacks. It was an evening school taught by Moses Patterson. Benezet left money at his dealth to continue the school. 1757 (Presbyterians) Sanuel Davis, a white minister in Hanover County, Virginia, reported that he had baptized about 150 blacks after eighteen months of preaching to them. He had begun his activity in 1748. This is the first organized activity of Presbyterians among blacks. Davis would in time become the president of the College of New Jersey (Princeton) 1758 (Methodists) On November 29 in England John Wesly baptized the first two know black converts (one being a woman) to the Methodism movement. At this time, Methodism had not broken away from the Anglican church. In the United States the split between the Protestant Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church would not be complete until 1784. 1760 (Poetry) Jupiter Hammon (1711-1806?) was the first black to publish a poem, as a separate ...
"Where's our Jupiter Hammon's our new Langston Hughes , our William Wilberforce's, our Corrie ten Boom's!?! I got a tragic word our cultures headed for doom, but a Revolutions coming in light of that bad news" ~ Sho Baraka "press on"
If there was no Bible, it would be no matter whether you could read or not. Reading other books would do you no good. - Jupiter Hammon
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