Benjamin Banneker

Mr. Cerami talked about his book Benjamin Banneker: Surveyor, Astronomer, Publisher, Patriot, published by John Wiley and Sons. The book is about the… read more

Mr. Cerami talked about his book Benjamin Banneker: Surveyor, Astronomer, Publisher, Patriot, published by John Wiley and Sons. The book is about the life of Benjamin Banneker, a self-educated son of former slaves who made important contributions to the study of astronomy and mathematics. Mr. Cerami also recounted Banneker’s surveying work for what was to become Washington, DC, his authorship of the best-selling Benjamin Banneker’s Almanac (published by John Wiley and Sons), and his famous 1790 letter to Thomas Jefferson on the issue of slavery. He answered questions following his remarks close

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Benjamin Banneker

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Program ID:
169652-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Jun 23, 2002 | 7:25am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
May 18, 2004 | 6:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jun 23, 2002 | 7:25am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 01, 2002 | 3:05am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 27, 2002 | 10:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 19, 2003 | 10:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 20, 2003 | 6:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 17, 2004 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 18, 2004 | 6:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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