Jupiter Hammon Project Roundtable #1:

Aug 15, 2020 10:00AM—12:00PM


Zoom Webinar. Please Register

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Long Island in the Black Atlantic World

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. This virtual round-table event will address Jupiter Hammon’s Long Island as a hub of the Atlantic slave trade and a key player in a global economy dependent upon Black enslavement. Scholars will explore identity, agency, and connection among the region’s free and enslaved communities; and how we collectively remember and engage this difficult past. A moderated panel featuring Dr. Craig Wilder (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Dr. Jennifer L. Anderson (SUNY Stony Brook), and Dr. Nicole Maskiell (University of South Carolina) 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.