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  • Banneker's Almanac
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    Benjamin Banneker Benjamin Banneker was a phenomenal African-American mathematician, astronomer, and inventor. He was born near Baltimore, Md., on November 9, 1731. He was the son of a slave and a free black woman. He grew up as a free black, and while attending school he demonstrated early mathematical ability. His childhood curiosity led him to explore a wide variety of other subjects. In about 1771, he began to make calculations in the field of astronomy. In the science of astronomy, Banneker...
  • Mr Spencer
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    Benjamin Banneker Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731, just outside of Baltimore, Maryland, in Ellicott's Mills. He was the son of a slave, however, Banneker was a freeman. Banneker's grandmother, Molly Walsh, was an English immigrant and an indentured servant who married an African slave named Banna Ka. That name was later changed to Bannaky. Walsh, after serving her seven years as an indentured servant, bought a small farm, where Banna Ka was a slave. Her daughter (born free) also m...
  • Intro Benjamin Banneker
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    Intro Benjamin Banneker was born in Maryland on November 9, 1731. His father and grandfather were former slaves. Benjamin worked as a tobacco planter for most of his life, a farmer by the modest means, nevertheless lived a life of unusual achievement. In 1753, he borrowed a pocket watch from a neighbor, took it apart and made a drawing of each component, then reassembled the watch and returned it, fully functioning, to its owner. Then later, from his drawings, Banneker then proceeded to carve, o...
  • Banneker's Almanac
    897 words
    Benjamin Banneker was an astronomer, scientist, mathematician, surveyor, clock-maker, author, and social critic. Most notable about his accomplishments was that despite racial constraints and little formal education, he was a self-taught man. By the end of his life, his achievements were well-known around the world. Unlike many blacks of his time, Banneker was not born into slavery. The maternal side of his family determined this fate. His grandmother Mary Walsh was a white Englishwoman who was ...
  • Banneker's Almanacs
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    Benjamin Banneker was one the best-known black people in early United States history. He was an astronomer, farmer, mathematician and surveyor. He contributed greatly to the rise of African Americans in science. Benjamin Banneker was born in 1731 near Baltimore. His grandmother, an Englishwoman, taught him how to read and write. For many year he attended a small school open to blacks and whites. There he developed an interest in mathematics and science. Later, while farming, he pursued his mathe...

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