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"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