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Saturday, March 1, 2014


JUPITER HAMMON  (1711-1806)

Born into slavery, Jupiter Hammon started writing poetry before the United States of America even came into existence. In spite of his beginnings, he became the first Black person to be published in the U.S. and the first, in a long line of PROTEST POETS, that continue until this very day.

To read a bio of Jupiter Hammon, and sample his poetry, click on the following link and search his name.

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