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Benjamin Banneker Informative Speech

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Have you ever heard of Benjamin Banneker? That's what I thought. Benjamin was a African American, who of course started his life out as a slave. If it wasn’t for Benjamin our nation's capitol wouldn’t exist. In 1753 he invented the first striking clock. He showed others of his race to fight for their rights. Benjamin Banneker was born November 9th, 1731, Baltimore County, Maryland. His name was originally Robert when he was a slave boy. He had three sisters he never got to meet. He never went to school so his mom and grandmother taught him how to read. When he learned how to read he started to read the bible to his family every night. Since he never went to school he had to teach himself everything he had to know. His next door neighbor George
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