Benjamin Banneker - #WeTellTheirStories

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On our @Ham4Progress Instagram we will be highlighting those who have changed history but didn't make the history books in our new series: #WeTellTheirStories.
First up, Christopher Jackson recites a letter from Benjamin Banneker, a free Black man living in Boston, to Thomas Jefferson highlighting the hypocrisy of the Declaration of Independence. This piece, introduced by Renée Elise Goldsberry, was filmed inside Federal Hall National Memorial, the site of George Washington’s inauguration. Follow @Ham4Progress on Instagram for more.
Historical selection provided by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

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  • Marlin Otalvaro

    Marlin Otalvaro

    26 күн мурун

    Is it wrong that I heard Benjamin Barker?

  • Euroki

    Euroki

    27 күн мурун

    I KNOW THIS COMMENT IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE IGNORED, BUT LISTEN!
    I know why we dont see Laurens in the song before Alex gets shot. Alex says when he gets a glimpse of the other side, “I see Laurens leading a soliders chorus”. The reason we dont see that is because Anthony is simply playing Philip, but because we already saw Laurens leading the chorus. In Rise Up, Laurens is leading a chorus of people in white clothing. We associate the color white with angels. The people that Laurens are really directing to sing are angels. Thats why we dont see Laurens leading the soliders chorus at the end, because we already did.

  • Brice Schiele

    Brice Schiele

    Ай мурун

    https://youtu.be/6gGwhSE0nvo

  • Mariangela Francini

    Mariangela Francini

    Ай мурун

    I aspire to roast the guilty with the same eloquence, chill and precision of Benjamin Banneker.

  • Emma Lam

    Emma Lam

    Ай мурун

    I love Hamilton

  • Nicole Burdick

    Nicole Burdick

    Ай мурун

    Subscribed and did not throw away my shot!

  • Sivan Levi

    Sivan Levi

    Ай мурун

    Well done!

  • Laura B

    Laura B

    Ай мурун

    Leave it to the Hamilton cast to teach and entertain all at the same time!! Love you all!!

  • Ava Smith

    Ava Smith

    Ай мурун

    Yes

  • Zack Laine

    Zack Laine

    2 ай мурун

    Wonderfully performed. I really hope history curriculum changes to include things like this man and this letter -- both as examples of outstanding individuals such as Mr. Banneker, but also to present the entirety of men like Jefferson.

  • RightSide

    RightSide

    2 ай мурун

    We’re no better. 60 million babies. People whose gifts, talents, and struggles we will never know. We’re no better.

  • Sam Haine

    Sam Haine

    2 ай мурун

    Thank you for telling his story! Also, thank you to the amazing cast of Hamilton for continuing this wonderful journey of reminding us of the true history of America.

  • Bec Robertson

    Bec Robertson

    2 ай мурун

    Amazing performance and an excellent letter.

  • DrBNNC

    DrBNNC

    2 ай мурун

    Wow. Just WOW.
    Black History is American History.

  • spidermanandsnape

    spidermanandsnape

    2 ай мурун

    I had never heard about Benjamin before which is shameful because this is one of the most eloquent, beautiful and scathing reviews of Thomas Jefferson, his hypocrisies and the double standards of all of the use. This deserves to be printed in every textbook, told in every history alongside the creation of the nation of the US. To truly show the hypocrisies, to show that the injustices of slavery and racism were not natural of the times but commonly called out all around them, but Jefferson and others like him willingly turned a blind eye and continued to stay elevated in their station.
    This is such a fantastic dichotomy to Hamilton as a musical too. Though they make nods at slavery, racism and those injustices, bottom line, these were people freeing themselves of tyrants only to place themselves in the position of power to grind others under their heals. And I can't imagine a better way to demonstrate that than through this.
    Where is my Benhamin Banneker musical?! If this writing is any indication of what we could expect, it would be phenomenal

  • Candice Yates

    Candice Yates

    2 ай мурун

    I love Christopher J.. You did that boo! This is so powerful! Amazing!!!

  • Ipomea 42

    Ipomea 42

    2 ай мурун

    Sounds like an interesting series. Could you please tell stories from Native Americans?

  • John Morel

    John Morel

    2 ай мурун

    Powerfully deliverd. Benjamin Banneker was one of my favorite historical figures as a kid, and I'm glad to see him getting more attention.

  • Tori Eckstein

    Tori Eckstein

    2 ай мурун

    These types of things just make me feel so..... Proud and happy and amazing that there are people still telling the stories of those who lived long ago, those who were part of our contry- those who were hidden by others, forgotten by history, like Benjamin. Thank you, Lin-Manuel Miranda for creating the musical that brought these figures to life; 200 years after they made their mark, however small it was.

  • Jacqueline Lyshol

    Jacqueline Lyshol

    2 ай мурун

    This is what a love letter sounds like. Such an impassioned plea for the founding fathers to do what was right and grant to others that which they themselves sought from the king of England; freedom from tyranny. Benjamin Banneker knew a level of passion that most people can only imagine.

  • Gamer Fox2.0

    Gamer Fox2.0

    2 ай мурун

    Christopher Jackson's earrings are iconic
    Btw wonderfull fantastic vid

  • Its Izzy

    Its Izzy

    2 ай мурун

    I remember learning about Benjamin Banneker in science a few months ago and the fact that out beloved Hamilton cast is telling us about him is neat

  • Tracey Ananmalay

    Tracey Ananmalay

    2 ай мурун

    Thank you so much for this! We are diving into the Declaration of Independence in my 5th grade class shortly. We will watch this and then learn more about Benjamin Banneker by reading Shana Keller & David C. Gardner's book TICK TOCK BANNEKER'S CLOCK.

  • Morgan Jepps

    Morgan Jepps

    2 ай мурун

    #wholiveswhodieswhotellsyourstory

  • Autumnly

    Autumnly

    2 ай мурун

    I was just rewatching Hamilton and this hit different.

  • Amanda Feeser

    Amanda Feeser

    2 ай мурун

    My kids and I read about him last year as we were beginning US History. They will love this too. Thanks!!

  • Matt Baker

    Matt Baker

    2 ай мурун

    My god this man!!!! Beyond a talent! I'm a Brit, with no comprehension of American history prior to watching Hamilton. So glad Lyn cast Chris and that even now he is educating long into a pandemic that has rendered the arts closed for far too long

  • Mileshawarma

    Mileshawarma

    2 ай мурун

    Jefferson was a hypocrite.

  • _MissSunflxwer_

    _MissSunflxwer_

    2 ай мурун

    Why can't Hamilton be my new school? 😭😭😭😭😭

  • •_Lil_Luna_•

    •_Lil_Luna_•

    2 ай мурун

    I am less then 24 hours late :)







    im a huge ham fan i love it i memorized all songs including the deleted ones and im waiting for may 15th cause hamilton is coming to london :)

  • Ramandeep Nijjar

    Ramandeep Nijjar

    2 ай мурун

    Love this new series it is so important to stay informed! Thank you Lin, Hamilton has changed my life in too many ways to talk about. And what you are doing constantly inspires me every day so thank you!

  • tori2dles

    tori2dles

    2 ай мурун

    “.... of the deepest dye ...” 💕💕💕💕

  • tori2dles

    tori2dles

    2 ай мурун

    This is so stirring and beautiful in the way it cuts through all the lies, excuses and justifications.
    Why aren’t we taught about Banneker?
    💕😢💕🇺🇸💕

  • Aimee Walls

    Aimee Walls

    2 ай мурун

    Thank you, from the bottom of my ❤️, for this... Absolutely riveting performance. My daughter and I watched it three times in a row, attempting to absorb every word. I had never heard or read about Benjamin Banneker, but my daughter made me promise we would research more tomorrow! Only y'all can motivate my kid to want to learn more about history!

    • Aimee Walls

      Aimee Walls

      2 ай мурун

      @Tracey Ananmalay Just got it... Thank you for the recommendation!

    • Tracey Ananmalay

      Tracey Ananmalay

      2 ай мурун

      Shana Keller & David C. Gardner's book TICK TOCK BANNEKER'S CLOCK.

  • Clever name Right here

    Clever name Right here

    2 ай мурун

    Cliff notes: help us out, to an extent you know what it feels like to be in servitude against your will by the British, plus you call your self a follower of God but you do nothing when things are being brought against Gods will (namely slavery.)

  • anthony whitehead

    anthony whitehead

    2 ай мурун

    VERY GOOD. im here for this.please keep this going&more to learn.this is why i love hamilton.

  • Cutie_Hailie

    Cutie_Hailie

    2 ай мурун

    THEY POSTED THIS ON MY B-DAY!!

  • Isha Marakani

    Isha Marakani

    2 ай мурун

    I wish learned about Benjamin Banneker in school, he wrote an amazing letter and Jefferson still didn’t do anything.

  • Carolina Abigail Cervantes García

    Carolina Abigail Cervantes García

    2 ай мурун

    "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal"
    That letter literally made me cry 😭😭😭
    They keep telling their stories

  • Lafayette

    Lafayette

    2 ай мурун

    *All* men are created equal. The Hamilcast continues to educate ♥️

  • King George

    King George

    2 ай мурун

    My cat smiled when she was watching this😂

  • Ms. McArthur

    Ms. McArthur

    2 ай мурун

    Am I the only person who dance at the we hold these truths😐

  • Heather Schmidt

    Heather Schmidt

    2 ай мурун

    I love this. To continue “to tell their stories “

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth

    2 ай мурун

    One word: powerful.

  • Bex_kim

    Bex_kim

    2 ай мурун

    wow just wow....

  • Always Wright

    Always Wright

    2 ай мурун

    the only reason i remember anything about banneker is because i love how his name sounds

  • Triane Peart

    Triane Peart

    2 ай мурун

    This was beautiful and I'm side-eyeing whoever didn't like it... Like, excuse me? It's history? Do you need a song to love history and bravery?

  • Moon Blossom

    Moon Blossom

    2 ай мурун

    Glad that Banneker is getting some recognition! (By the way who disliked this video???)

    • bllagrce

      bllagrce

      2 ай мурун

      Thomas Jefferson, probably.

  • Daniel P.

    Daniel P.

    2 ай мурун

    Now I just need to get my history teacher to play this.

  • roguishpaladin

    roguishpaladin

    2 ай мурун

    This is a brilliant and useful video, and I hope you make more like this. If you do, may I ask that you include the text of the reading within the Show More area as a reference? I'd like to read back on it after hearing Jackson (or whoever you choose next time) recite it.

  • Logical Critiques

    Logical Critiques

    2 ай мурун

    It sucks that most of us aren’t learning about Benjamin in school. The man was courageous.

    • • Luna Skys •

      • Luna Skys •

      Ай мурун

      Ahem- i am- well did-

    • Maddie D

      Maddie D

      2 ай мурун

      I did in AP Lang but I am also from Maryland so

    • Tracey Ananmalay

      Tracey Ananmalay

      2 ай мурун

      kglove.info/sun/video/fIPP2d2Js5WInGo.html

    • HeyIt'sMe XoXo

      HeyIt'sMe XoXo

      2 ай мурун

      👏🏾👏🏾 preach

  • GangrenousGandalf

    GangrenousGandalf

    2 ай мурун

    Here's the rest of the speech:
    "...And now, Sir, altho my Sympathy and affection for my brethren hath caused my enlargement thus far, I ardently hope that your candour and generosity will plead with you in my behalf, when I make known to you, that it was not originally my design; but that having taken up my pen in order to direct to you as a present, a copy of an Almanack which I have calculated for the Succeeding year, I was unexpectedly and unavoidably led thereto.
    This calculation, Sir, is the production of my arduous Study in this my advanced Stage of life; for having long had unbounded desires to become acquainted with the Secrets of nature, I have had to gratify my curiosity herein thro my own assiduous application to Astronomical Study, in which I need not to recount to you the many difficulties and disadvantages which I have had to encounter.
    And altho I had almost declined to make my calculation for the ensuing year, in consequence of that time which I had allotted therefor being taking up at the Federal Territory by the request of Mr. Andrew Ellicott, yet finding myself under Several engagements to printers of this state to whom I had communicated my design, on my return to my place of residence, I industriously apply’d myself thereto, which I hope I have accomplished with correctness and accuracy, a copy of which I have taken the liberty to direct to you, and which I humbly request you will favourably receive, and altho you may have the opportunity of perusing it after its publication, yet I chose to send it to you in manuscript previous thereto, that thereby you might not only have an earlier inspection, but that you might also view it in my own hand writing.—And now Sir, I shall conclude and Subscribe my Self with the most profound respect your most Obedient humble Servant,
    Benjamin Banneker
    NB any communication to me may be had by a direction to Mr. Elias Ellicott merchant in Baltimore Town.
    B B
    As an Essay of my calculation is put into the hand of Mr. Cruckshank of philadelphia, for publication I would wish that you might neither have this Almanack copy published nor give any printer an opportunity thereof, as it might tend to disappoint Mr. Joseph Cruckshank in his sale."

  • ビアトリクス

    ビアトリクス

    2 ай мурун

    “we hold these truths to be self evident, that *all* men are created equal”
    thank you lord for these amazing people and what they have brought to us 💞

  • hay que divertirnos :v

    hay que divertirnos :v

    2 ай мурун

    YOoO hablo español but nose porque me quede hasta el final del video....... El lado positivo es que mejore mi ingles :D

  • freya

    freya

    2 ай мурун

    This is beautiful- Hamilton continues to educate people everyday

    • a glorious musical dumpster

      a glorious musical dumpster

      2 ай мурун

      Yes Just yes

  • Art33mis

    Art33mis

    2 ай мурун

    This was great!

  • Johan Arias

    Johan Arias

    2 ай мурун

    no joe

  • Sabrina Wilhelm

    Sabrina Wilhelm

    2 ай мурун

    Thank you Mr. Jackson.

  • Maitreyi Mittal

    Maitreyi Mittal

    2 ай мурун

    I sang when he said "we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal" and "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness"

  • Maitreyi Mittal

    Maitreyi Mittal

    2 ай мурун

    "We have no control who lives, who dies, who tells our stories"

    • Nicholas Wright

      Nicholas Wright

      2 ай мурун

      @GDCilia That means a lot that I have a loyal follower already. You are hereby in charge of my Only fans and Go Fund Me accounts.

    • GDCilia

      GDCilia

      2 ай мурун

      @Nicholas Wright I'd be okay with you dominating Earth

    • Nicholas Wright

      Nicholas Wright

      2 ай мурун

      @Maitreyi Mittal Not a reference that I'm aware of. Just step 1 in my plans for world domination

    • DeathnoteBB

      DeathnoteBB

      2 ай мурун

      @Maitreyi Mittal It’s a joke, you’d control who tells your story (your autobiography)

    • Maitreyi Mittal

      Maitreyi Mittal

      2 ай мурун

      @Nicholas Wright I feel like this is a reference I'm not getting

  • Liber Criticae

    Liber Criticae

    2 ай мурун

    Chills.

  • Arielle Bachrach

    Arielle Bachrach

    2 ай мурун

    I love what you guys do!

  • Fizzy.lemons

    Fizzy.lemons

    2 ай мурун

    Amazing work!!

  • SillyThingsMe

    SillyThingsMe

    2 ай мурун

    Jefferson was like a today Republican that no matter how eloquent and convincing arguments to logic are they still fall on deaf ears

    • HeKnows WhereFranceIs

      HeKnows WhereFranceIs

      2 ай мурун

      @tori2dles okay, I wasn't sure thanks for the clarification!

    • tori2dles

      tori2dles

      2 ай мурун

      @HeKnows WhereFranceIs - I think he is saying the letter was eloquent, convincing, called Jefferson into account, both for enslaving hundreds of people AND for allowing and enabling slavery in a country where he’d just proclaimed freedom as an inalienable right for ALL as endowed by their Creator. And he is imploring Jefferson lose the blindness in his eyes, put off the deafness in his ears and enact the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution for ALL, not just white freedman. Furthermore, he is comparing that to today’s GOP, that when truth has continue to be spoken to them convincingly, powerfully and with gravity, most of them (like Jefferson) refused to listen and chose to live in hypocrisy to the values he claimed to hold so dear.

  • AKELL1E

    AKELL1E

    2 ай мурун

    I just love how Hamilton is still alive in the hearts of their true fans though years keep passing by, and now in the modern time, still continues to entertain and educate young children as well as adults. Just, the best.

  • Pravication

    Pravication

    2 ай мурун

    I remember reading a book about Benjamin Banneker with my students a few years ago, and the author completely skipped this amazing speech.
    Thank you to the Hamilton cast for giving an amazing man like Banneker his due respect!

    • Tracey Ananmalay

      Tracey Ananmalay

      2 ай мурун

      Was it Shana Keller & David C. Gardner's book TICK TOCK BANNEKER'S CLOCK? It takes a different focus - on his work as an engineer, craftsman, and clockmaker. This is a wonderful accompaniment.

  • Mimi

    Mimi

    2 ай мурун

    I love this! I hope they do more of these

  • Violet Caswell

    Violet Caswell

    2 ай мурун

    SPEECHLESS 😶

  • Josefa G

    Josefa G

    2 ай мурун

    Early! I love how even during hard times they continue to put a smile on everyones face. :D

  • z

    z

    2 ай мурун

    *Hamilton!!!*

  • arti Emus

    arti Emus

    2 ай мурун

    wow it’s not at 1000 views yet
    edit: nvm

  • Stephanie T

    Stephanie T

    2 ай мурун

    Wow! 💙💙💙

  • Stephanie T

    Stephanie T

    2 ай мурун

    👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Ann Schwab

    Ann Schwab

    2 ай мурун

    Passionate & powerful! Bravo!! ❤️

  • Kris

    Kris

    2 ай мурун

    I wish we still wrote letters like this. Just beautiful.
    Nowadays, Jefferson would be cancelled with a hashtag on Twitter. It doesn't quite have the same impact.

    • DigitalDragon

      DigitalDragon

      Ай мурун

      @Triane Peart I know. I barely touch twitter.

    • Triane Peart

      Triane Peart

      Ай мурун

      @DigitalDragon life happens beyond twitter

    • DigitalDragon

      DigitalDragon

      Ай мурун

      @Triane Peart Cancelling someone on twitter for a day or so doesn't have quite the same impact as this. Don't you think?

    • Triane Peart

      Triane Peart

      2 ай мурун

      As he should. Cancel culture to y'all is white people receiving consequences to us.

    • Kris

      Kris

      2 ай мурун

      @French Fries LOL No problem! I was just joking.

  • Alejandra Avila:3

    Alejandra Avila:3

    2 ай мурун

    I dropped my homework to come see the video and it was completely worth it :'3💜
    México present uwu
    -He's so talented I cried like Mariachi :'D

  • SEED DIALL

    SEED DIALL

    2 ай мурун

    💥💥I am in FRANCE YOU ARE THE BEST 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Zina Animation

    Zina Animation

    2 ай мурун

    tell his story

  • maggie_wolf_girl

    maggie_wolf_girl

    2 ай мурун

    TELL HIS STORY

  • Eline Defaux

    Eline Defaux

    2 ай мурун

    Hamilton is the best thing ever

  • Alexander Sahlman

    Alexander Sahlman

    2 ай мурун

    Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do - Voltaire

  • jana A

    jana A

    2 ай мурун

    Ive never been this early to a Hamilton vid and i'm so here for it and the amazing video✋

  • mya vega

    mya vega

    2 ай мурун

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY I LOVE IT

  • Jaymee Lohr

    Jaymee Lohr

    2 ай мурун

    Beautiful

  • dorothy Brown

    dorothy Brown

    2 ай мурун

    Shame on Jefferson
    Outstanding work by the author of the letter and Mr Jackson

  • LeenieQueenie

    LeenieQueenie

    2 ай мурун

    This channels work is one of the few good things that happened the past year

  • Ariana MJ

    Ariana MJ

    2 ай мурун

    POV u clicked as soon as you saw the notif

  • Kai Cully

    Kai Cully

    2 ай мурун

    Bet j=Jefferson is wondering what he missed when he didn't click on this video.. *smirks*
    (ik this joke was bad-)

  • mari lol

    mari lol

    2 ай мурун

    "she tells my story"

  • Ariana MJ

    Ariana MJ

    2 ай мурун

    Funny how there are no views, but 40 something comments and 214 likes

  • Minty Toffee

    Minty Toffee

    2 ай мурун

    Wonderful to see that the musical, is still thriving alive and does such amazing things.

  • mxllowmiley

    mxllowmiley

    2 ай мурун

    yay finally here within ten minutes of them posting!!

  • Megan McCafferty

    Megan McCafferty

    2 ай мурун

    The fact Hamilton is continuing to educate and entertain just proves that it is the best modern musical 🙌

    • Megan McCafferty

      Megan McCafferty

      2 ай мурун

      @Adami I AGREE!!! I honestly love so many and they all have their own impacts and are beautiful. I just think the way that they are using Hamilton’s popularity is amazing :))

    • Nicole DeMarchi

      Nicole DeMarchi

      2 ай мурун

      Ikr

    • Orian Grey

      Orian Grey

      2 ай мурун

      And a best way to learn to

    • Adami

      Adami

      2 ай мурун

      I wouldn't say it's the best, because every musical is beautiful and special in their own way. But the work that Hamilton is doing for society is undeniable.

  • Lia Monreal

    Lia Monreal

    2 ай мурун

    so we can see that this video does not have any dislikes because this is the best musical in the world

  • Rush Lite

    Rush Lite

    2 ай мурун

    Hamilton is good :D

    • Saroski

      Saroski

      2 ай мурун

      Afirmo,confirmo, y reafirmo

    • Watter Key

      Watter Key

      2 ай мурун

      Concuerdo uwu

  • Ariana MJ

    Ariana MJ

    2 ай мурун

    Them *makes this*


    Jefferson: wha-✏️did✏️I✏️miss????

  • Mukurochr

    Mukurochr

    2 ай мурун

    Jackson got thoose brows on FLEEK

  • Tony Lambert

    Tony Lambert

    2 ай мурун

    Will they tell Ur story?

  • No One

    No One

    2 ай мурун

    That's exactly what we need right now, thank you :)

  • Lawrenz Valbuena

    Lawrenz Valbuena

    2 ай мурун

    33th