A century before President Barack Obama won a landslide election in 2008 and rose from the ashes to win a presidential re-election, this trained lawyer was the original phoenix. And more than four score and eight before Gov. Douglas Wilder won a stunning election as chief executive of Virginia, the former capital of the Confederacy, this distinguished man of color served before the bar of North Carolina. In 1852, North Carolina led the world in naval stores- that is the prod
The George Henry White website confirms and validates the life and contributions of one the most influential African Americans of the late 19th. and early 20th centuries. It is well -designed, user friendly, splendidly visual, highly informative, and rescues this once prominent native North Carolinian from virtual obscurity. It has the capacity to restore White's legacy for non-scholars who will benefit from the lessons of his era and the struggles of his life. Every North Ca
The 25th Annual Whitesboro Reunion Festival celebrated the establishment of Whitesboro, NJ, a town started by US Congressman George H. White. During the event, a historical marker was unveiled honoring the life and legacy of George Henry White.
In the fall of 2013, New Bern’s historic Ebenezer Presbyterian Church plans to honor one of its founding elders with a weekend of special events, including a lecture and the showing of the 2012 documentary film, George Henry White: American Phoenix. The plans are being coordinated by the Rev. Robert Johnson and his congregation as a tribute to the life and legacy of the distinguished public servant and U.S. congressman, who lived in New Bern from 1877 until 1894. George Henr