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Address to the Negroes of the State of New York

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  1. was a speech by Jupiter Hammon, the first African-American writer to be published in the United States

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  2. Hammon delivered the speech, in which he expressed his opinions on slavery, before the African Society on 24 September 1786

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  3. Jupiter Hammon wrote the speech at age seventy-six after a lifetime of slavery in Long Island, New York

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  4. In the speech, Hammon gives his famous quote, "If we should ever get to Heaven, we shall find nobody to reproach us for being black, or for being slaves."[http

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  5. www.africawithin.com/schomburg/negrodigs.htm] Hammon was an extremely devout Christian and, as such, the speech draws heavily on Christian motifs and theology

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  6. For example, Hammon said that Black people should maintain their high moral standards precisely because being slaves on earth had already secured their place in heaven

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