Dear Benjamin Banneker

Dear Benjamin Banneker

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Throughout his life Banneker was troubled that all blacks were not free. And so, in 1791, he wrote to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who had signed the Declaration of Independence. Banneker attacked the institution of slavery and dared to call Jefferson a hypocrite for owning slaves. Jefferson responded. This is the story of Benjamin Banneker--his science, his politics, his morals, and his extraordinary correspondence with Thomas Jefferson. Illustrated in full-page scratchboard and oil paintings by Caldecott Honor artist Brian Pinkney.



Baker & Taylor
Describes the life of America's first Black scientist, Benjamin Banneker, who published his own almanac, helped survey the site for the nation's capital, and spoke out against slavery

Harcourt Publishing
Throughout his life Banneker was troubled that all blacks were not free. And so, in 1791, he wrote to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who had signed the Declaration of Independence. Banneker attacked the institution of slavery and dared to call Jefferson a hypocrite for owning slaves. Jefferson responded. This is the story of Benjamin Banneker--his science, his politics, his morals, and his extraordinary correspondence with Thomas Jefferson.


Baker
& Taylor

The authors of Seven Candles for Kwanzaa present a colorful portrait of Benjamin Banneker, reputedly America's first black man of science, and his correspondence with Thomas Jefferson, condemning slavery. Children's BOMC Feat.

Publisher: San Diego, CA : Harcourt Brace & Co., c1994
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780152004170
0152004173
Branch Call Number: J B BANNEKER P
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Pinkney, J. Brian

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