October 17th is Black Poetry Day

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October 17th is Black Poetry Day

 Looking for a unique birthday gift for someone born in October, born on October 17th or someone who is a poetry lover? Consider combining the person’s birthday month with their interests and give them a birthday gift rooted in history and inspiration.

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 Jupiter Hammon was born on October 17 in 1711 and became the first black writer to be published in the present-day United States. Additional poems and sermons were also published. Hammon was born into slavery and was never emancipated. He was a  devout Christian, and is considered one of the founders of African American literature. (wikipedia)

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Click here for some birthday gift ideas relating to literature.

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