While working on a project in a graduate course taught by Dr. Cedrick May in Fall 2011, I discovered a previously unknown and unpublished poem by Jupiter Hammon. Together with Dr. May, we visited Yale University’s Manuscripts and Archives to see the poem in person and begin authenticating it.
For more information on the poem’s discovery, click here.
To view the NBC DFW news story on the discovery, click here.
To view Cedrick May’s and my article in Early American Literature, click here.