Talk:Jupiter Hammon

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Jupiter Hammon:Getting Real The first known African American to publish literature in the US (several years earlier, Phillis Wheatley had published her poems, but in England, not the US)... His first published poem was written on Christmas Day, 1760.

This is clearly wrong. Phyllis Wheatley was born in 1753, as Her entry in Wikipedia notes. She was only seven when On Christmas Day was published, and could not have been publishing poems at that age.

[1] gives

in which he said that while he personally had no wish to be free, he did wish others, especially “the young Negroes, were free.”

while omitting the quote our article has. IMO, both would be valuable to an article the size of ours.
--Jerzyt 16:18, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

I don't think it's possible that this photo is of Jupter Hammon - he died ~20 years before the first photograph. Simonsevenn 02:37, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Concur...the first known photo of a human was a man walking down a Paris steet, circa 1840-something...Theres no way there is any photo of Hammon, much as we'd like one. I see that any such photo has been deleted; good....Engr105th (talk) 03:38, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

The #2 reference to "An address to the negroes in the state of New-York". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 24 April 2010." now (3/13/13) produces a dead link with cute 404 message. I would attempt to fix but don't know how since it is autogenerated from within footnote.Proyster (talk) 19:52, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

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