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Benjamin Banneker Week

November 7, 2022 - November 13, 2022

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celebrated every week that has his birthday November 9 in it
When:
The week of the
9th of November
Where:
Everywhere
First occurrence:
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Created by
Natalie Holliman & Dr. Vanessa Cleaver

Benjamin Banneker Week is celebrated every week
that has his birthday November 9 in it.

Benjamin Banneker, born in November 9 1731, was born
from a free African American woman and a former slave.

Despite receiving little education, Benjamin had a
ravenous thirst for knowledge.

Benjamin became his own teacher and sought out
ALL he knowledge he could find!

This endless curiosity to understand how things work
led him to not only become a good farmer, but he also
was known for his vast knowledge of natural history.

Benjamin Banneker was a skilled surveyor and wrote a
series of  “Banneker almanacs” which still known and
respected today for their usefulness.

#BenjaminBannekerWeek

 

 

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Start:
November 7, 2022
End:
November 13, 2022
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