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Benjamin Banneker’s 1791 Letter To Thomas Jefferson And Jefferson’s Reply

AFRICANGLOBE - Benjamin Banneker was an astronomer, mathematician, clockmaker, farmer, author of almanacs and one of the three city surveyors for Washington D.C. As a country, the U.S. was not quite 20 years old when Banneker was appointed city planner to the District of Columbia by U.S. President George Washington. Banneker's 1793 almanac contained what would be the earliest known policing plan for the new nation -- which had just won its freedom from Britain, titled "A Plan of Peace-office for the United States."

Thomas Jefferson’s Home Unveils Rebuilt Slave Quarters “To Tell Fuller Tale...

AFRICANGLOBE - The first log slave quarters with dirt floors to be rebuilt at Thomas Jefferson’s home were formally unveiled on Saturday at Monticello. Descendants of more than 100 slaves from the third president’s plantation marked the occasion in Virginia. Most historians believe Sally Hemings was raped by Thomas Jefferson and that he was the father of her six children.

8 Facts About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. That Will Surprise...

AFRICANGLOBE - Although Dr. Martin Luther King is one of U.S. history's most widely chronicled individuals, there are aspects of his life that are less well-known than the pivotal speeches, the campaigns against Jim Crow city halls from Montgomery in 1955 to Memphis in 1968, and the dalliances that for some, tainted his personal life. King was as complex a figure as exists in our social narrative.

Thomas Jefferson: The Slave Master and Founding Father

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,...

Smithsonian Explores Thomas Jefferson’s Slave Ownership

As the Smithsonian Institution continues developing a national black history museum, it is offering a look at Thomas Jefferson’s lifelong slave ownership through an exhibit that explores the lives of six families that Thomas Jefferson enslaved at his Monticello plantation.