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BC: By Timothy Halaja

FC: Benjamin Banneker

1: Early life: Benjamin Banneker was born on 11/9/1731. His parents were both freed slaves.there names were Robert and Mary. Banneker was born a free black. He grew up on his dads farm with his 3 sisters. He was toute to read by his mom and grandmother. He atended a school. He also toute himself english,math,history,and math.

2: Adlut life: At a age of 58 he became interested in astonimy. That is why Andrew Ellicot choose him to help him survay Washington D.C. After that he went back home to write a alminack

3: In his free time he was writing a alminack on astronimy. He wanted his book to be published.In those days the alminack was read as much as the Bible. His work was rejecked mulitple times. Goddard and Angell published his first alminack. It was published in !792.

4: He was also a bee keaper. he studied bees over many years. He found out how bees interact in the hive. He also did studies on the 17 year locests.

5: Benjamin Banneker was the only Afican American to study and write about the ephemreris.A ephimreris is an astronomical table that tells the position of the sun, moon,and all the planets for every day of the year. He would give deatailed information ofthe ephemreris in his aminack.

6: 9/9/1806 he died. That same day hi house burned down. All his books and clock parished in the fire .

8: My opinion: I think he was a great man because he help the world in so many ways. He helped us understand astronimy. he all so helped abolish slavery by writing to the presedent and the presedent wrote back. That is why I think he is a great man.

10: book:Benjamin Banneker Astronomer and athar: Lara Baskes Litwin Place of publication: barkeley hieghts N.J Publisher: Enslow Publishers INC. copywrite :1999 Websight : SirsDiscoverer Athar: Laurie Harris Title: Benjamin Banneker Editor:Not given Publication: 2006 Date;? Websight: ProQuest Athur: Not Given Title: Benjamin Banneker Editor: Not given Copywrite:? Date:/

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