Dear Benjamin Banneker (Prebound)

By Andrea Davis Pinkney, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)

Perfection Learning, 9780780788176, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1998

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/1/1998)
Hardcover (10/31/1994)

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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.