It's February and time to recognize some of the African Americans who have helped to make our lives better.
Since my passion is gardening, I thought that I would focus on some inventors who through their inventions directly affect me.
Lets start with Benjamin Banneker: He was a free African American who lived from November 9, 1731 - October 9, 1806. He was an astronomer, mathematician, surveyor, almanac author and farmer. He also fought against slavery and was one of the first African Americans to gain distinction in science.