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Benjamin Banneker and Us

  • 13 Apr 2024
  • 1:00 PM
  • Glenview Public Library (Zoom and in Person)

Benjamin Banneker and Us; Eleven Generations of an American Family

Speaker: Rachel Jamison Webster, author & NU professor

Benjamin Banneker was a real historical figure who lived in Maryland from 1731-1806. He published bestselling almanacs, helped to survey Washington D.C., and corresponded with Thomas Jefferson about the injustice of slavery.

Her excellent and thought-provoking book is on every level about unknowing rather than knowing — about pondering the mysteries of Banneker, who is often described as one of the first African American scientists, and the legacy of 11 generations of a multiracial American family that only now is coming into view.

New York Times Book Review


This program is co-sponsored with the Glenview Public Library.  You can attend in person or by Zoom.

by Zoom: Click Here (in future) to Register, a Zoom Link will be sent to you.

in Person: Click Here  (in future) to Register, and go to the Community Room.



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