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Banneker, Benjamin (1731-1806) The Mail; or Claypoole's Daily Advertiser [No. 432, October 16, 1792]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09730 Author/Creator: Banneker, Benjamin (1731-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspaper Date: 16 October 1972 Pagination: 4 p. ; 50.5 x 35.4 cm.

Summary of Content: One issue of a newspaper, The Mail; or Claypoole's Daily Advertiser dated October 16, 1792. Contains advertisements for linens, willow hats, wax paintings, copper, glassware as well as letters. Featured on page 3 is correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and African American scientist, Benjamin Banneker regarding publishing Banneker's almanac and issues of race and equality.

Background Information: Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) was an African-American scientist, astronomist, naturalist and farmer.

People: Banneker, Benjamin, 1731-1806
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansAfrican American AuthorActivismScience and TechnologyPoliticiansRace discrimination

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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