Benjamin Banneker : Mathematician and Stargazer by Rose Blue

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About 1696 Welsh frees her slaves and marries Bannaka. 1700 Mary, Benjamin Banneker’s mother, is born to Molly and Bannaka. 1730 Mary marries Robert, a free black, who takes her name. 1731 Benjamin is born, November 9, to Mary and Robert; surname is later changed to Banneker. About 1743 Benjamin Banneker goes to a Quaker all boys school. About 1753 Banneker constructs a chiming clock. 1759 Benjamin Banneker’s father dies; Benjamin takes over the farm. 43 About 1790 Banneker predicts the solar eclipse.

The Child’s World, 1999. McGill, Alice, and Chris K. Soentpiet. Molly Bannaky. : Houghton Mifflin, 1999. com 45 INDEX Banneker, Benjamin, 4, 35 almanacs by, 5, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31–36, 32 astronomy and, 5, 19, 21, 23, 37, 42 birth of, 9 clock making by, 5, 12–13, 14, 15, 18 correspondence with Jefferson, 29–32 death of, 37 education of, 5, 9–12 as farmer, 15, 18, 19, 36 love of, 15–16 mathematics and, 5, 10, 11 obituary, 37–38 postal stamp honoring, 39, 39 Page numbers in italics refer to illustrations.

Assisted in survey of District of Columbia. His achievements recognized by Thomas Jefferson. S. Postal Service issued a stamp honoring Benjamin Banneker. S. Postal Service in honor of Benjamin Banneker and his achievements. 39 scientific materials that Banneker left to the Ellicott family, as well as copies of his almanacs and letters. In England, his name has been placed in the records of Parliament. Annapolis, Maryland, has a museum that honors both Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass, the famed African American abolitionist of the nineteenth century.

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