September 1, 2021

‘Benjamin Banneker: Man of Many Accomplishments’ Will Be Focus of Montgomery History Virtual Series on Tuesday, Sept. 7

Benjamin Banneker is still a mystery to many Maryland residents despite his multiple accomplishments while living as a self-educated, free African American in colonial America. His story will be the focus at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, in “Benjamin Banneker: Man of Many Accomplishments,” which will be the next episode of the History Conversations series from Montgomery History.

Breena Doyle, director and naturalist of the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, will detail Banneker's life and his many titles, including astronomer, surveyor, mathematician, abolitionist, author, farmer, beekeeper and naturalist.

History Conversations features weekly virtual lectures from Montgomery History’s talented corps of speakers covering a wide variety of local history topics. Each lecture is live-streamed via Zoom and Facebook. The lectures remain posted for one week at

To participate in the webinar, register at