Participants gather for the commemoration of the 116th anniversary of George Henry White's farewell speech to the U.S. Congress. An exhibit featured images and artifacts from White's life. The event was held in new Bern NC.
Press Release: George Henry White Day, Jan 29, 2017 in New Bern, NC George Henry White Day, an annual event honoring the legacy of the late North Carolina congressman, will be observed at New Bern’s Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in a special afternoon service on January 29, 2017. A group of North Carolina nonprofit organizations joins together each year to honor the memory of Rep. White (1852-1918), a two-term congressman who was the first African American to serve in the U.S.