APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!
An Essayist, Clerk, a Bookkeeper, an Orator, a Preacher.
One of the Founders of African American Literature. One of the First Black Published Poets.
Born into slavery on The Lloyd Manor Estate on October 17, 1711 in Long Island, New York, and remained a slave until his death.
Jupiter Hammon was allowed to receive an education through the Anglican Church’s Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. Where he learned how to read and write. Jupiter Hammon’s first poem was published in 1760.
Without further ado, 260 years later! I present to you...
"An Evening Thought: Salvation by Christ, with Penitential Cries"
Salvation comes by Jesus Christ alone,