Posted on 11/14/2014 at 12:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner

November 14

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African-American civil rights leader Booker T. Washington died on this day in 1915. His autobiography "Up From Slavery" (1901) is considered one of the most influential works of nonfiction of the 20th Century. Washington became the first African-American to visit the White House when President Theodore Roosevelt invited him to dine with him in 1901. The invitation drew vicious condemnation from racist Southern politicians, including the future governor of Mississippi, white supremacist James K. Vardaman. 

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