's work proved both immediately and lastingly compelling for other black American writers, of whose tradition she was the progenitor. Jupiter Hammon
, the first of his race to publish in America, addressed his...
Christmas Day 1760: Jupiter Hammon composed a devotional poem,...
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Christmas Day 1760
composed a devotionalpoem, An Evening Thought. Salvation by Christ, With Penitential Cries, which was issued as a broadside at New York: the earliest publication by an African American.