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The Benjamin Banneker Association, an equity affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), is dedicated to empowering Black children by actively pursuing effective solutions to the challenges hindering their access to equal opportunities in mathematics education and achievement.

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 Black students. Membership is open to all who share this interest.



Annual membership dues are $30, with discounts for multi-year membership ($54 for two years, and $80 for three years)..

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institutional memberships are available at the campus level for K-12, college and university groups. Dues are $250 annually.


Please send an email request to if you would like to purchase one of the following subscriptions: Student Affiliate Group, Silver Lifetime Membership, Gold Lifetime Membership or Student MembershipPlease use your student email when requesting a student membership.


Individuals may become eligible for Lifetime Membership in the Benjamin Banneker Association, Inc. if they are retired mathematics educators who have paid dues for the last five consecutive years.

Lifetime membership fees are paid only once. Silver lifetime membership is $250. Gold lifetime membership is $500. As a silver or gold lifetime member, your name will be published on the BBA national website and in every Annual Meeting Program. Gold lifetime membership includes free admission to annual BBA events and an honorary plaque (presented at the Annual Meeting).

Please email to purchase a lifetime membership.


Enrolled FULLTIME in an undergraduate or graduate program? Dues for FULLTIME college or university students are $15 annually.

Please email to purchase a student membership.


We support K-12 student affiliate groups which we call Benjamin Banneker Association Student Groups. Dues for student affiliate groups are $50 annually, and includes a 1-year membership for the student advisor.

Please email to purchase a student affiliate groups membership.

Benefits Of BBA Membership

  • BBA Professional Webinars

  • Opportunities to present at local and national conferences

  • Free access to members- only lessons, activities, and classroom resources

  • BBA newsletters

  • Scholarships and grants for teachers

  • Member website for sharing events, research, resources and opportunities

  • BBAMath on Facebook and @bbamath on Twitter

  • BBA Peer-Reviewed Lighthouse Almanac Journal

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