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At some point, a plaque had been installed in Chicago crediting the founding of the settlement to du Sable. But the plaque was removed in 1927. John Kinzie, who had carried the bill of sale for du Sable’s Chicago property to St. Joseph, Missouri, was instead credited as the city’s founder. In 1961, a museum of African American ✦ JEAN BAPTIST POINT DU SABLE ✦ 33 history was established in Chicago and named for du Sable. ” A marker was placed on his grave that restored the credit to the man to whom it belonged.
She had been crippled in a shooting accident and cost only $300. Coincoin’s plan was to buy back all of her other enslaved children, but first she had to make more money. Coincoin planted tobacco and indigo and raised cattle and turkeys, all of which she sold. She also trapped bear and sold their hides and grease. FREEDOM FOR . . WHOM? W hile building her ranch, Coincoin became a slaveowner herself. Freed blacks were often permitted to purchase slaves who were not family members, but they were not always allowed to set them free.
In spite of strict laws against interracial marriages, Molly and Bannka married and had a daughter, Mary Banneky (“daughter of Bannka or Banneka”). The name was later changed to Banneker. When Mary fell in love with a slave named Robert, her parents bought his freedom so the young couple could marry. Having no surname, Robert took his wife’s family name as his own. Benjamin was the ﬁrst of the four children they would have. Benjamin’s first teacher was his grandmother, Molly. She taught him to read and write by using a Bible she had imported from England.