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A list of Jupiter Hammon Poems. This poet page also includes a link to popular and all-time best Jupiter Hammon poems and the poet's biography. Many of these Hammon poems may be famous while other poems may be less well-known.

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Jupiter Hammon (October 17, 1711 – before 1806) was a black poet who in 1761 became the first African-American writer to be published in the present-day United States. Additional poems and sermons were also published. Born into slavery, Hammon was never emancipated. He was living in 1790 at the age of 79, and died by 1806. A devout Christian, he is considered one of the founders of African-American literature .

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