Return Today in the History of America's Diversity Heritage Return

MAY 14

1876 Luis Llorénz Torres (Puerto Rican Poet, Playwright, Critic, Essayist, Lawyer, Politician) Puerto Rican Authors & Illustrators Latin-American Authors & Illustrators Poetry Plays Law and Legal Resources
1888 Archie Alexander (Iowa-born African-American Civil Engineer) Iowa Scientists & Mathematicians Bridges African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
1897 Sidney Bechet (New Orleans-born Jazz Clarinetist) Sidney Bechet Jazz African American Performing Artists
1898 Arthur James "Zutty" Singleton (Louisiana-born African-American Jazz Drummer, Bandleader) Lousiana Musicians Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1913 Clara S. Jones (First African-American President of American Library Association) Missouri Political and Social Leaders American Library Association Notable African Americans
1927 Artis Lane (Canadian African-American Artist, Sculptor, Painter, Printmaker) Canadian Artists Artists African American Artists African American Registry
1942 Tony Pérez (Cuban-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Tony Pérez Latin-American Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1961 Valerie Still (Kentucky-born African-American Basketball Player) Valerie Still Basketball Notable African Americans
1973 Shanice (Pennsylvania-born African-American Popular Singer) Shanice Musicians African American Performing Artists
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1959 Sidney Bechet (New Orleans-born Jazz Clarinetist) Sidney Bechet Jazz African American Performing Artists
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1854 Texas Germans Declare Slavery to be Evil Texas Slavery Texas State Historical Association
1942 The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps Is Established World War II American Women in the Military American Military Figures New York Times

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