Benjamin Banneker Week

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.
He had little education, but had a ravenous thirst for knowledge.
So 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 of a series of  Banneker almanacs which became quite popular and are still known and respected today for their usefulness.

 

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