This category lists pages and sites about the life of African-American farmer and self-taught mathematician Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806). Born the son of a freed slave, Banneker earned the title "first African-American inventor" by designing things such as an irrigation system that produced wheat and kept U.S. troops from starving during the Revolutionary War. Banneker was also one of the designers of the U.S. capital.
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About.com: Benjamin Banneker
[ Kids/Teens ] Includes a short biography and tells about Benjamin Banneker writing the first Farmers' Almanac.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Includes a short biography, sketch, and excerpts from letters. Inventor, mathematician and astronomer.
Fact Monster: Benjamin Banneker
[ Kids ] Short biography for the mathematician, astronomer and surveyor.
Kulture Kidz: Benjamin Banneker
[ Kids ] Short biography and sketch.
Mathematicians of the African Diaspora: Benjamin Banneker
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Features a detailed biography as well as excerpts from a letter Banneker wrote to Thomas Jefferson.
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