in those days the Almanac was a big deal for Blacks
who were often considered "inferior" to whites.
guys like Thomas Jefferson argued that Blacks and all races were equal
Benjamin Bannekar sent Jefferson an almanac
and accompanying the almanac, Ben wrote Jefferson a letter questioning his beliefs about race.
Jefferson was President Washington's Secretary of State at the time,
he was also a slave owner.
Ben suggested that the founding father
should put his money where is mouth was and free his slaves.
ballsy for any Black man to say to a rich white man
especially back in 1793.