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Bejamin Banneker

BENJAMIN BANNEKER
(1731-1806)

THE SELF-EDUCATED NEGRO
MATHEMATICIAN AND ASTRONOMER
WAS BORN. LIVED HIS ENTIRE LIFE
AND DIED NEAR HERE.
HE ASSISTED IN SURVEYING THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 1791, AND
PUBLISHED THE FIRST MARYLAND
ALMANAC, 1792. THOMAS JEFFERSON
RECOGNIZED HIS ACHIEVEMENTS.

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