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November 14, 2003
| Howard Rawlings Dies

Chair of the Maryland House of Delegates Appropriations Committee, Delegate <a class="contenthref" href="http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/biography.asp?bioindex=80">Howard “Pete” Rawlings</A> passed away on this date.


November 14, 2003
| Howard "Pete" Rawlings Passed Away

State delegate Howard "Pete" Rawlings passed away on this date at the age of 66.


November 14, 1972
| Troy Carter is Born

Music manager Troy Carter was born on this date in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


November 14, 1956
| The Honorable Valerie Jarrett is Born

Real estate lawyer, city government appointee, and presidential advisor The Honorable Valerie Jarrett was born on this date in Shiraz, Iran.


November 14, 1953
| Teri Agins is Born

Journalist Teri Agins was born on this date in Kansas City, Kansas.


November 14, 1947
| Tyrone T. Dancy is Born

Author, (ret.) U.S. combat veteran, and deacon Tyrone T. Dancy was born on this date in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


November 14, 1937
| Joe Billingslea, Jr. is Born

Singer and performer Joe Billingslea, Jr. was born on this date in Hamtramck, Michigan.


November 14, 1934
| Ellis Marsalis, Jr. is Born

Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, Jr. was born on this date in New Orleans, Louisiana.


November 14, 1915
| Booker T. Washington Dies

Booker T. Washington, renowned spokesman and intellectual, dies of natural causes. Born a slave in 1856, Washington went on to earn his degree at Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virginia. He began work at the Tuskegee Institute in 1881 and built it into a center of African American education.


November 14, 1915
| <I>Birth of a Nation</I> Boycotted

The classic film by D.W. Griffith, <I>Birth of a Nation,</I> sparks opposition from the NAACP and other civil rights groups for its racist portrayal of blacks in the Reconstructionist South. The outcry over the film includes a commitment on the part of black businessmen to finance the nascent African American film industry


November 14, 1911
| Eugenia Fortes is Born

Civil rights activist Eugenia Fortes was born on this date in Cova Joana, Brava.