Jupiter Hammon

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Jupiter Hammon (October 17, 1711 – before 1806) was a Black poet who became the first African-American published writer in America when a poem appeared in print in 1760. He was a slave his entire life, and the date of his death is unknown. He was living in 1790 at the age of 79, and died by 1806. Hammon was a devout Christian, and is considered one ...
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Master.
Come my servant, follow me,
According to thy place;
And surely God will be with thee,
And send the heav'nly grace.
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An Evening Thought
Salvation comes by Jesus Christ alone,
The only Son of God;
Redemption now to every one,
That love his holy Word.
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A Poem For Children With Thoughts On Death
O ye young and thoughtless youth,
Come seek the living God,
The scriptures are a sacred truth,
Ye must believe the word.
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An Address To Miss Phillis Wheatly
O, come you pious youth: adore
The wisdom of thy God.
In bringing thee from distant shore,
To learn His holy word.
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James Dudley 27 April 2013
Jupiter Hammon should have a literary award named in his honor. He is a pioneer in Black literature and poetry
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James Dudley 27 April 2013
Jupiter Hammon should have a poetry award named in his honor. He is a pioneer in Black poetry and literature
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James Dudley 27 April 2013
Should have a poetry award named in his honor. He was a pioneer in Black poetry and literature
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