Black Love: Benjamin Banneker And Anola

“At age twenty-eight, [Benjamin Banneker] the young clockmaker fell in love with Anola, a beautiful slave on a nearby plantation. He could marry her legally only if she were free, but her master refused to sell her to Banneker, saying, ‘I will never sell her to a Negro!’ Banneker devised an elaborate plan to steal […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day

Benjamin Banneker invented the first clock. The clock he invented worked for decades. Benjamin Banneker also authored farmers almanacs which predicted events in nature. Tweet

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