Week's Writing Events: October 15 - 21
Tuesday the 17th marks the 306th birthday of Jupiter Hammond,
the first published African American poet.
Born into slavery in 1711 in New York, his "An Evening Thought.
Salvation by Christ with Penitential Cries" was published as a
broadside in 1761, followed 18 years later by “An Address to Miss
His birthday has been commemorated each year since 1985 as national
Black Poetry Day.
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information on these events and lots of others
Updated: October 14, 2017
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Updated: November 6, 2010