Tuesday, February 12, 2013

News at Eleven: "This is an important discovery for three reasons,"

said Sandra Gustafson, editor of Early American Literature. "It expands the very small number of known works by enslaved African Americans written in the 18th century. The poem voices a strong, direct critique of slavery. And it shows [Jupiter] Hammon's ongoing poetic dialogue with Phillis Wheatley on matters of Christian faith and social justice."

from University of Texas--Arlington News Center: UT Arlington professor, graduate student discover poem written by 18th century slave from New York


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