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A Memorial to Benjamin Banneker
The Washington Interdependence Council invites you to join in on the national movement to establish a world class memorial to colonial American hero, Benjamin Banneker. This is an exciting time in the history of American historic preservation. For the first time in the nation's history, there are commemorative initiatives on the table which call for paying homage to the contributions of African-Americans. Up until October, 2011, African-Americans were the only ethnic constituency without a commemorative presence within the monumental core of the nation's capitol., until the MLK Memorial was officially dedicated after 26 years in the making.
The Benjamin Banneker Memorial offers the country a tremendous opportunity to remedy this historical oversight and to tell the story of one of the most prolific contributors to American history. Won't you join us, with your support, in helping to honor the legacy of America's most unsung hero. You can make a difference. Do your part. Be a part of the solution. You'll be making history too!
Ode to Benjamin Banneker
Poem by Susanna Hopkins Mason
On record now thy name's enrolled.
Copyright, Washington Interdependence Council, 2012