Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties.
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|Birth:||9th November, 1731|
|Death:||9th October, 1806|
Benjamin Banneker was a free African American scientist, surveyor, almanac author and farmer. Born in Baltimore County, Maryland, to a free African American woman and a former slave, Banneker had little formal education and was largely self-taught. He is known for being part of a group led by Major Andrew Ellicott that surveyed the borders of the original District of Columbia, the federal capital district of the United States.
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