Name: Benjamin Banneker
Education: Self taught
Birth Date: November 09, 1731
Death Date: October 25, 1806
Place of Birth: Ellicott's Mills, Maryland
Place of Death: Baltimore, Maryland
Best Known For
Benjamin Banneker was a largely self-educated mathematician, astronomer, compiler of almanacs, inventor and writer. In 1753, Banneker completed the construction of his own clock, which kept time until his death.
This US postage stamp was issued Feb 15,1980 in honor of Black Heritage Month.