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Benjamin Banneker
Benjamin Banneker Book
     Benjamin Banneker was  a free black man during colonial times.  The self-educated Banneker studied mathematics, the stars and even published an almanac that he wrote.  
     He also helped the new government of America  plan its permanent capitol in Washington D.C.  He was part of the survey team who plotted the streets and boundaries of the new capitol. Banneker is often described as the first black mathematician and astronomer  in America.
               
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