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The Joseph Lloyd Manor

Located in Lloyd Harbor on Long Island, New York, Joseph Lloyd Manor was the residence of the enslaved poet Jupiter Hammon and his enslaver, Joseph Lloyd.

Built in 1766, Joseph Lloyd Manor survives on part of the original 3,000 acres owned by the Lloyds, who were Boston-based merchants. The house was occupied by their family and as many as 14 enslaved people. That number included Jupiter Hammon, the second known published American author of African descent, and an elder named Hannah.

Tours of the site have included the story of Jupiter Hammon since Preservation Long Island began conducting public visits in the 1980s. Archeological research has revealed more evidence of the enslaved community at the Lloyd family home. Staff and scholars continue to seek additional information about the day-to-day lives of enslaved residents at this site.

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