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Benjamin Banneker

Banneker was a free scientist, surveyor, farmer, and almanac author. He shared his views about slavery in a letter to Thomas Jefferson placed in his 1793 almanac. He engineered the first striking clock in 1753,  was the fist high-profile Black Civil Rights leader, and belonged to the first presidential appointed team in charge of establishing the nation’s capitol. His revelations on discoveries on science and space, predate Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

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