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Memoir of Benjamin Banneker

Read Before the Maryland Historical Society, at the Monthly Meeting, May 1, 1845

Author: John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American scientists

Page: 16

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Benjamin Banneker

American Scientific Pioneer

Author: Myra Weatherly

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756515799

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Biography of the African-American man who, as a self-taught mathematician and astronomer, helped survey the site of the Nation's Capitol and published several popular almanacs.

Benjamin Banneker

Author: Eric Braun

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736842334

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Presents the life and accomplishments of the African American man whose interest in reading and mathematics helped him publish a farmer's almanac and survey the U.S. capital during a time when few African Americans went to school.

Benjamin Banneker

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635021298

Category: African American scientists

Page: 12

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An activity book that presents information about Benjamin Banneker.

Benjamin Banneker

Pioneering Scientist

Author: Ginger Wadsworth

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1541528522

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Gazing up at the stars, Benjamin Banneker longed to understand how and why things worked as they did. In a time when most black Americans were slaves, Banneker lived a life of freedom and became known as America's first black American man of science. He helped survey Washington, D.C., and became the first black American to write an almanac. Through his accomplishments, he helped advance the cause of equality for African Americans.

Benjamin Banneker

Author: Melissa Maupin

Publisher: The Childs World Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Profiles the life and education of Benjamin Banneker, an African American living free in Washington, D.C. during colonial times, who overcame racist adversity to become a skilled astronomer and surveyor.

Benjamin Banneker

Author: Catherine A. Welch

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 076133999X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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True or False? Benjamin Banneker used a telescope and mathematics to predict a solar eclipse. True! In 1789, Banneker calculated when the moon would pass between the earth and sun. And he did it without any formal math or science training. As a young boy, he worked on the farm owned by his father, who was a freed slave in Maryland. He helped to survey and plot out the site for the U.S. capital city, Washington, D.C. He also published several almanacs that helped farmers, merchants, and sailors predict the weather and know the dates of holidays and festivals.

The life of Benjamin Banneker

Author: Silvio A. Bedini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 434

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The personal history of the black scientist reveals his dramatic struggle for recognition in the early years of America

Benjamin Banneker

Astronomer and Mathematician

Author: Allison Lassieur

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736854320

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Highlights the life of the self-taught mathematician and astronomer who helped survey the land for Washington, D.C., and published several almanacs, a first for an African American at that time.

Benjamin Banneker: the man who saved Washington

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American scientists

Page: 127

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A biography of the self-taught black mathematician and astronomer who as a surveyor helped determine the boundaries of the District of Columbia.

The Life of Benjamin Banneker

Astronomer and Mathematician

Author: Laura Baskes Litwin

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 0766061140

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Benjamin Banneker, born in 1731, was a man ahead of his time. As a free African American in a time of slavery, Banneker was not welcome in white society, and he spent most of his life on his Maryland farm. There he harnessed his keen and curious intellect to teach himself complex mathematics and astronomy. Banneker secured a place in history with his role in surveying the site for the capital city, Washington D.C., and his published almanacs with precise tide calculations and weather predictions. Also, Banneker himself was one of the first African Americans to speak out against slavery. Banneker's accomplishments were used by abolitionists as proof of the intellectual powers of his race. This book is developed from BENJAMIN BANNEKER: ASTRONOMER AND MATHEMATICIAN to allow republication of the original text into ebook, paperback, and trade editions.

Dear Benjamin Banneker

Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544565673

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Throughout his life Banneker was troubled that all blacks were not free. And so, in 1791, he wrote to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who had signed the Declaration of Independence. Banneker attacked the institution of slavery and dared to call Jefferson a hypocrite for owning slaves. Jefferson responded. This is the story of Benjamin Banneker--his science, his politics, his morals, and his extraordinary correspondence with Thomas Jefferson. Illustrated in full-page scratchboard and oil paintings by Caldecott Honor artist Brian Pinkney.

Benjamin Banneker

Self-Educated Scientist

Author: Lisa M. B. Simons

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1543506518

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Benjamin Banneker wasn't just a scientist. He was also an author, astronomer, and mathematician. Young readers will discover how this self-taught man came to be one of the first important African American intellectuals.

Benjamin Banneker

American Mathematician and Astronomer

Author: Bonnie Hinman,Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438101082

Category: African American scientists

Page: 79

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Born free when most blacks were slaves, Banneker was a successful land surveyor, astronomer, and author of almanacs.

Benjamin Banneker: Self-Made Man CART 6-Pack

Author: N.A

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1642906085

Category:

Page: N.A

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Explore the life of Benjamin Banneker, a self-educated mathematician, scientist, astronomer, and civil rights advocate. This biography profiles the life of the man who worked hard to educate himself and became an almanac writer and land surveyor for the nation's capital. This primary source reader explores US history, geography, and other social studies topics and contains text features such as captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. This 6-pack includes six copies of this title and a culturally responsive, shared-reading focused lesson plan.

What are You Figuring Now?

A Story about Benjamin Banneker

Author: Jeri Ferris

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0876145217

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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A biography of the Afro-American farmer and self-taught mathematician, astronomer, and surveyor for the new capital city of the United States in 1791, who also calculated a successful almanac notable for its preciseness.

Benjamin Banneker, genius of early America

Author: Lillie Patterson

Publisher: Abingdon Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 142

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A biography of the distinguished eighteenth-century black astronomer, farmer, mathematician, and surveyor whose accomplishments include having published a popular almanac and constructed the first completely American-made clock.

Benjamin Banneker

Author: Katie Marsico

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 1534130470

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Benjamin Banneker in The My Itty-Bitty Bio series is a biography for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Benjamin Banneker in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. The series celebrates diversity, covering women and men from a range of backgrounds and professions. Includes a timeline, primary sources, glossary, and index.

Benjamin Banneker

Surveyor, Astronomer, Publisher, Patriot

Author: Charles Cerami

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471231053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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The first biography of a major figure in early US and African American history A household name and unparalleled hero revered in every African American household, Benjamin Banneker was a completely self-taught mathematical genius who achieved professional status in astronomy, navigation, and engineering. His acknowledged expertise and superior surveying skills led to his role as coworker with the Founding Fathers in planning our nation’s capitol, Washington, DC. His annual Banneker’s Almanac was the first written by a black and outsold the major competition. In addition, he was a vocal force in the fight for the abolition of slavery. Yet, despite his accomplishments, there has been no biography of this important man—until now. Written by an author with strong ties across the Washington-Maryland-Virginia area where abolitionist societies revered Banneker, this long overdue biography at last gives the hard-earned attention this prominent hero and his accomplishments deserve.

Benjamin Banneker

Author: Rick Burke

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 9781403431004

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Benjamin Banneker was an African-American astronomer, farmer, mathematician, and surveyor in the American colonies. Can you imagine what his life must have been like? What he was like as a person? Get to know Benjamin Banneker through this book.

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