The Voice of Jupiter Hammon
A virtual roundtable co-presented by the Suffolk County Historical Society and Preservation Long Island
Event Date: September 19, 2020 (via Zoom)
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Born into slavery on Long Island and educated alongside his future enslaver, Jupiter Hammon (1711–c.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 online panel discussion is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required.