It was a "pay school," and thither young Banneker was sent at a very tender age.
Banneker was so interested in this new knowledge that he could think of nothing else.
The whole do not amount, in point of evidence, to what we know ourselves of Banneker.
The good which Banneker did to the cause of his colored brethren did not cease with his life.
Banneker's span of earthly existence covered the 75 years from 1731 to 1806.
A farmer by occupation, Banneker was the son of a native African slave and a free mulatto woman.
But notwithstanding Banneker's limited means and scanty education, he made an excellent Almanac.
Banneker absorbed these and other works that he borrowed and went on to explore the wonderful new world they opened up for him.
Finally, in the spring of 1789, Banneker submitted to Mr. Ellicott his first projection of an eclipse.
After his work with Ellicott had been completed, Banneker retired to his farm to produce almanacs annually until 1802.