Africans in America: People & Events: Benjamin Banneker, 1731-1806


Subject:
Black Resources , Biographies & Famous People

Description:
Biographical essay about Benjamin Banneker, "author, scientist, mathematician, farmer, astronomer, publisher and urban planner [who] was descended from enslaved Africans, an indentured English servant, and free men and women of color." Discusses accomplishments and key events in his life, and includes a related essay on Banneker's "Almanac," and letters to and from Banneker and Thomas Jefferson. Part of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) "Africans in America" website and TV series.

Publisher:
WGBH; PBS Online

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2p84.html


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