Dear Benjamin Banneker

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Dear Benjamin Banneker

By Andrea Davis Pinkney; Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)

Voyager Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780152018924, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1998


Benjamin Banneker was born free when most blacks in this country were still enslaved. But it troubled him that not all blacks were free. An accomplished astronomer and mathematician, he decided to take a stand against slavery by writing to then-Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson. This is the story of their extraordinary correspondence.

Praise For Dear Benjamin Banneker

"A nice introduction to a very important person in American history."—American Bookseller