Black Poetry Day

“On this day, Jupiter Hammon, the first African American to publish poetry in the United States, was born in Long Island, New York, in 1711. In honor of Hammon’s birth, we celebrate the contributions of all African Americans to the world of poetry.”  from Read Write Think

Read more about Jupiter Hammon here

Visit the library to read some poems we have posted in honor of this day.

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