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An Address To The Negros In The State
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AN ADDRESS TO THE NEGROS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, a 1786 speech by Jupiter Hammon (1711-1806), expressed that slavery was wrong but cautiously recommended respectful behavior of slaves toward masters and urges those in slavery to seek spiritual freedom through Christianity. Hammon, a life-long slave on Long Island, New York was the first published black writer in America.
December 5th, 2011
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