Jupiter Hammon Project #2

Sep 19, 2020 10:00AM—12:00PM


Zoom Webinar

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The Voice of Jupiter Hammon

Join Preservation Long Island for the Jupiter Hammon Project, a major initiative to develop a more relevant and equitable interpretation of Joseph Lloyd Manor, one of Preservation Long Island’s historic houses and a site of Black enslavement. 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.

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 virtual 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.

A moderated panel featuring Dr. Jessie Erickson (University of Delaware), teacher and writer, Malik Work, and Dr. Phillip M. Richards (Colgate University) will be followed by a virtual break-out session for project stakeholders to reflect and respond to the conversation.

The 90-minute panel discussion is FREE and open to the public. Please reserve your tickets through Eventbrite.

Please email info@preservationlongisland.org for more information about joining breakout sessions to reflect and respond to the conversation.

Should you require any accessibility services, please contact info@preservationlongisland.org as soon as possible.