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This George Henry White American Phoenix Rising is quite a revealing and compelling story that all of America should know about!! Wish you great success with it and know you must feel real genuine pride in being a major player in its revelation. I do not recall any History about the Reconstruction Period being taught in my schooling and all of America should know of this very dark side of our coun...

GHW: Statement for Public Presentation

(Fourth Version)
2018

My name is Vince Spaulding, and I am here today representing the BESDF, Inc. nonprofit foundation, which was established for Educational, Literary, Charitable purposes among other functions. One of our foundation’s projects includes the promotion of greater historical recognition of the life and legacy of George Henry White, a North Caroli...

Author of George Henry White: An Even Chance in the Race of Life (2001) and
In His Own Words: The Writings, Speeches, and Letters of George Henry White (2004) 

Seminar questions to consider:


Who was George Henry White?
What did he do that is worth remembering?
If his life is worth remembering, why have so few people ever heard of him?
What kept him from gaining and keeping the recognition given oth...

As Marianne Williamson powerfully stated, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing e...

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 C...

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 b...

The Tuesday May 14, 2013 edition of the News and Observer, daily paper of Raleigh, NC, reported in an article entitled, “House moves to ditch old poll test”, that North Carolina Lawmakers want to ask voters one more time to remove what they call a stain form the state constitution.  The article states that House lawmakers approved a constitution amendment Monday, May 13, 2013, to repeal the state’...

The state of North Carolina’s Republican-dominated legislature, as the party in power, has introduced a voter ID bill requiring voters to show a photo ID when they go to the polls in 2016.  They have also proposed to shorten early voting, abolish Sunday voting, and end same day registration.  These moves are strongly opposed by Democrats (now the party of Lincoln, if he was still living today) who...

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 mainstr...

Imagine being the only person able to speak for an entire people?  In 1897, George Henry White was the only Black American serving in Congress—the sole voice to represent 10 million citizens.  For four years, two terms, he stood up against the swelling tide of race-based politics; introducing the first-ever Bill against Lynching, calling for a national enforcement agency to investigate hate crimes...

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2001
RATIFIED BILL

RESOLUTION 2001-35
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 60

A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND MEMORY OF GEORGE
HENRY WHITE, A FORMER MEMBER OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
GENERAL ASSEMBLY, ON THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS
HISTORIC FAREWELL SPEECH IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS.

Whereas, George Henry White was born on December 18, 1852, in Bladen Count...

This thesis provides an informative and in-depth explanation about the period in George Henry White’s (GHW’s) life when he shifted his focus for helping African-Americans from the political to the economic arena.  White was the last African-American to hold a seat in the United State Congress in the 19th century after reconstruction.  He left Congress and the state of North Carolina at the turn of...

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