Benjamin Banneker: astronomer and mathematician

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Benjamin Banneker, born in 1731, was a man ahead of his time. As a free African American in a time of slavery, Banneker was not welcome in white society, and he spent most of his life on his Maryland farm. There he harnessed his keen and curious intellect to teach himself complex mathematics and astronomy. Banneker secured a place in history with many accomplishments, including his role in surveying the site for the capital city, Washington D.C., and his published almanacs with precise tide calculations and weather predictions. Banneker's accomplishments were used by abolitionists as proof of the intellectual powers of his race, and Banneker himself was one of the first African Americans to speak out against slavery.
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Grouping Title benjamin banneker astronomer and mathematician
Grouping Author litwin laura baskes
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subject_facet African American scientists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Astronomers -- Juvenile literature, Astronomers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Banneker, Benjamin, -- 1731-1806 -- Juvenile literature
title_display Benjamin Banneker : astronomer and mathematician
title_full Benjamin Banneker : astronomer and mathematician / Laura Baskes Litwin
title_short Benjamin Banneker :
title_sub astronomer and mathematician
topic_facet African American scientists, African Americans, Astronomers, Banneker, Benjamin