Today in History–November 9–the Library of Congress features mathematician and astronomer Benjamin Banneker, born on this day in 1731. This largely self-taught surveyor and scientist influenced how African Americans were viewed during the Federal period. Learn more about Banneker by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources and other resources related to Banneker, astronomy, and more.
Mathematician and Astronomer Benjamin Banneker Was Born from America’s Library
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum Local Legacy
The Negro Astronomer Benjamin Banneker The Atlantic Monthly Volume 11, Issue 63 January, 1863