November 14, 1915
Anniversary of Booker T. Washington Dies at 59
Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856 – 1915) is an African-American icon who was born into slavery and grew up to make ground breaking changes in the treatment and rights of African-Americans.
He became an educator and founded the Tuskegee Institute. Between 1890 and 1915 he moved to Washington becoming a dominant leader in the African-American community and even becoming an advisor to President Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard providing insight on how to improve working relationships between the black and white races in the United States.
Source: BlackHeritage.com, Wikipedia.com