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The Benjamin Banneker Association, Inc.

Benjamin Banneker Association, Inc. is a national non-profit organization of individuals and groups concerned with the mathematics education of ALL children – specifically African-American children.

About Us

Since our founding in 1986, our organization has been dedicated to mathematics education advocacy, establishing a presence for leadership, and professional development to support teachers in leveling the playing field for mathematics learning of the highest quality for African-American students.


Our Vision

All children – particularly African American children – have access to the highest quality mathematics education that empowers them to gain the self-confidence, enthusiasm, and endurance 

Our Mission

Banneker members are deeply committed to finding solutions for African-American children to have equitable opportunities to study and achieve in mathematics. 

Our History

The Benjamin Banneker Association (BBA) was founded by seven insightful, concerned, and courageous African-American mathematics educators. Benjamin Dudley, Edgar Edwards, Jr., William Greer, Harriett Haynes, Marie Jernigan, Genevieve Knight, and Dorothy Strong decided that there was a significant need for a forum to discuss the success and problems of the learning and teaching of mathematics concerning African-American children. learning and teaching of mathematics concerning African-American children. The initial activities were in an Interaction Laboratory and a Breakfast in conjunction with NCTM Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., in 1986. 


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