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Oral history and Benjamin Banneker

The oral history of Benjamin Banneker had the advantage that it was put in writing way back in 1836, but still thirty years after his death and over a hundred years after his birth.

In December 2006 a genealogist published records in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly which raised serious questions about his descent from a white grandmother named Molly Welsh. However, further analysis indicates that the story may have been generally true.

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