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#1804 Ben Banneker, Black Heritage Series

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15¢ Ben Banneker, Never Hinged.

Benjamin Banneker One of America’s most accomplished African Americans during the colonial period was Benjamin Banneker. A self-taught mathematician and astronomer, Banneker was a member of the team that surveyed and designed the layout for Washington, DC.

As an astronomer, Banneker was able to predict solar and lunar eclipses, times for the rising and setting of the sun and moon, a tide table for the Chesapeake Bay, and yearly weather forecasts. All of these were included in his almanacs that were published from 1792–1797. (APS)

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