Benjamin Banneker Park is located at the southern end of L’Enfant Boulevard and is named for Banneker who was an African-American scientist and surveyor who helped to map out the city of Washington.
Tag: DC History
Black History Month, DC Memorials
Today is the Anniversary of the creation of the District of Columbia
On July 9, 1790, Congress passed the Residence Act, which approved the creation of a national capital on the Potomac River. The exact location was to be selected by President George Washington, who signed the bill into law on July 16. Formed from land donated by the states of Maryland and Virginia, the initial shape…