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Biography of benjamin banneker, contributor names latrobe, john h. Quick facts name benjamin banneker birth date november 9, 1731 death date october 9, 1806 place of birth ellicotts mills, maryland place of death baltimore, maryland. He was a free african american who was praised by abolitionists for his work advocating for racial equality. Benjamin banneker november 9, 1731 october 19, 1806 was a free african american. Benjamin banneker s almanac contained many useful facts and information banneker had learned over the years and was a top seller from pennsylvania to virginia and even into kentucky. Benjamin banneker, the negro mathematician and astronomer. He was an astronomer, farmer, mathematician and surveyor. Benjamin banneker reading passage and activities by education.
The first biography of a major figure in early us and african american history. His grandfather was known as banna ka, then later as bannaky, his grandmother as molly walsh. Though he was africanamerican and had a dark skin, he was not a slave as so many of his people were. He showed an early interest in mathematics and mechanics, preferring books to. Benjamin banneker reading passage and activities by. Banneker and his sisters were born free and grew up on a selfsufficient, 100acre tobacco farm in ellicott, md.619 440 401 726 1452 1192 1321 668 769 221 192 601 306 1367 1535 676 177 127 379 264 619 1408 748 1173 247 1390 1402 30 1033 865 561