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Benjamin Banneker was an African-American astronomer, farmer, mathematician, and surveyor in the American colonies. Can you imagine what his life must have been like? What he was like as a person? Get to know Benjamin Banneker through this book. Find out how he tried to make life better for himself and other people like him. Find out what he made as a young man that took other people years to learn how to make, how he helped lay out the design of the city of Washington, D.C., and why he wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson.