Researchers Say Banneker's Cicada Work was ignored because he was Black

Researchers Say Banneker's Cicada Work was ignored because he was Black

The 17 year Cicadas are starting to emerge in the US this year.  Did you know Benjamin Banneker may have been the first to observe and document the 17 year Cicadas?  He first observed this phenomenom when he was 17 and correctly predicted the next 3 cycles he would live to experience at ages 34, 51, and 68.  Check out this recent short feature that was broadcast on NPR Morning Edition on 5/11/2021.  

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