Benjamin Banneker

By: Kendall Mitchell

Basic Facts

Birthday: November 9, 1731

Years Lived: 75 years

Occupation: Mathematician, Inventor, Astronomer, and Surveyor

Character Trait

Banneker was a very determined and driven man. He wanted to prove something about African American people and he strived to achieve that.

Be Inspired

Benjamin was mostly self educated because of his parents being slaves. He learned Astronomy from studying the stars at night and math from reading borrowed books.