Bits of hearsay flowed that he was an academic. Be that as it may, he was unable to peruse or compose, which was normal among slaves at that point.
Some accepted that he may have acquired his abilities with math in his country in Africa. His case was frequently refered to by abolitionists of the time as evidence that Blacks were not the slightest bit intellectually sub-par compared to whites. Brought into the world in Africa somewhere close to introduce day Liberia and Benin, Fuller was subjugated and delivered to America in 1724 at 14 years old,
at last turning into the lawful property of Presley and Elizabeth Cox of Alexandria, Virginia. Both Fuller and the Coxes were unskilled. The Coxes claimed 16 slaves, and seemed to esteem Fuller the most; he offered thanks for not being sold. Accounts of his capacities proliferated through the Eastern seaboard.
His expertise was even utilized as evidence that Enslaved Blacks were equivalent to whites in knowledge, which energized some star abolitionist conversation. At the point when Fuller was around 70 years of age, William Hartshorne and Samuel Coates of Pennsylvania were in Alexandria and, having known about Fuller' s powers, sent for him.
They posed him two inquiries which fulfilled their interest. To begin with, when they asked him how long there were in eighteen months, he replied in around two minutes, 47, 304, 000. Second, when they asked how long a man has lived who is 70 years, 17 days and 12 hours old, he replied in a moment and a half 2, 210, 500, 800.
One of the men was working out the issues on paper, and educated Fuller that he wasn't right, in light of the fact that the appropriate response was a lot more modest. Fuller hurriedly answered, " Top, massa, you fail to remember de jump year. "
At the point when the jump year was added in, the totals coordinated. Notwithstanding Fuller' s wonderful answers, it appeared to Hartshorne and Coates that his psychological capacities should have once been more prominent.
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