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Benjamin Banneker

Astronomer, Activist (9-Nov-1731 — 25-Oct-1806)


Silvio A. Bedini. The Life of Benjamin Banneker. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1972. 434pp.

Charles A. Cerami. Benjamin Banneker: Surveyor, Astronomer, Publisher, Patriot. New York: John Wiley and Sons. 2002. 257pp.


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  5. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (p.48)

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.59)

  7. Legends in Their Own Time (p.16)

  8. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.122)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.62)

  10. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.31)

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