Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"BlackHistory Month 2003 Timeline," National Public Radio web site, April 2003.

Benjamin Banneker is on National Public Radio's Black History Month timelinewith the following citation: "1790: President George Washington appointsBenjamin Banneker, a free black who owns a farm near Baltimore, Md., to theDistrict of Columbia Commission. A mathematician and compiler of almanacs,Banneker works on the survey of Washington, D.C. He becomes one of the firstimportant African-American intellectuals."

--- Annette Emerson