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Today in Black History: Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker, inventor, surveyor, mathematician, astronomer, and one of the planners of what is now Washington, DC, died on this date in 1806.    Click Here to purchase your copy of “Dear Benjamin Banneke” by Andrea Davis Pinkney

 
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Today in Hispanic Heritage Month: Luis Muñoz Rivera

Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico; born in Barranquitas, P.R., July 17, 1859; attended the common schools; engaged in commerce and general business; founded La Democracia, a daily newspaper, in Ponce, P.R., in 1889; was sent to Madrid in 1896 as a special representative to confer with the Liberal Party of Spain on establishing home rule

 
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