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Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731, in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland. A free black who owned a farm near Baltimore, Banneker was largely self-educated in astronomy by watching the stars and in mathematics by reading borrowed textbooks.
George Washington once said ‘if the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter’. 180 more words