His words shook the entire nation, prophetically declaring that African Americns would rise again from the oppression of segregation and disfranchisement, yet George Henry White's story has remained lost to generations of North Carolinians for a century after he left Congress. In Tarboro on January 26, over 60 people braved icy weather conditons as the Phoenix Historical Society (PHS) and the Benjamin & Edith Spaulding Descendents Foundation (BESDF) sponsored an exhibit and s
Screening of the George Henry White American Phoenix DVD and Panel Discussion featuring Ms. Betty White Washington, Dr. David C. Dennard, Dr. John H. Haley, Dr. Al -Tony Gilmore, and Dr Benjamin Justesen.
StartFragment StartFragment EndFragment Saturday, January 26, 2013 11:00 a.m. Edgecombe County Administrative Building Auditorium 201 St. Andrew St. Tarboro, NC 27886 Ms. Betty White Washington, who is the great-great niece of George Henry White and a native of Greenville, NC. She taught U.S. history at the high school level in Kinston, NC. Dr. David C. Dennard, Director of African American studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and Director of the ECU Instit
Saturday, January 26, 2013 12:45 - 1:00 p.m. North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC Longleaf Room, SECU Education Center www.ncmuseumofhistory.org EndFragment About the Event: Join us for the statewide kickoff to Black History Month and celebrate our state’s diverse African American heritage and culture! Over 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, historians, playwrights, authors, artists, reenactors, chefs, teachers, scholars, and more will be on hand to help tell the
Listed below are several questions that have been recommended for use in framing a panel discussion on George Henry White (GHW) after the showing of the documentary video on his life and legacy; GHW: AMERICAN PHOENIX. *What is your impression of GHW based on your viewing of the video? Do you think that he made contributions to society that are worth remembering and should be noted in the mainstream of black history events, publications, and museums? * Of all of the black her