Sunday, 9 November 2014

283rd birthday of Benjamin Banneker

(Born 9 November 1731, Baltimore county, Maryland, US)
Influential African-centred mathematician, astronomer, inventor, author, surveyor, farmer, human rights activist, who documents his astronomical discoveries in his widely-circulated almanacs as well  as correspondences with Thomas Jefferson (principal drafter of US constitution and future president) and others where he unambiguously asserts unfettered African freedom
Twitter @HerbertEkweEkwe

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