Jupiter Hammon – Black History and Writing in Colonial America

Jupiter Hammon – Black History and Writing in Colonial America

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Since this is Black History Month and I’m a writer I decided to see if I could find out anything interesting about black writers in America. I figured I’d find bios of Alex Haley, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. What I did not expect to find was an African American writer from Colonial American times.
Jupiter Hammon was born in 1711 in Lloyd Harbor, Oyster Bay, New York. He was…

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