Black Poetry Day

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Black Poetry Day
United States
Black Poetry Day

October 17th marks Black Poetry Day, a tribute to both historical and contemporary black poets. This day also commemorates the birth of Jupiter Hammon, the first published black poet in the United States, born on October 17th, 1711, in Long Island, New York.

This celebration highlights the significance of black heritage and literacy, honoring the contributions of black poets and expressing gratitude for the work of black authors.