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Reconstruction Period Research Forum

Re: George Henry White NC?
In Response To: George Henry White NC? ()

: I'm doing a paper on George Henry White, 1st black congressman from
: North Carolina from this period. Any information on if he was
: married and had any children or if any of their children/family
: are still around? How about an obituary? Thank you!
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George Henry White: an Even Chance in the Race of Life
Journal of Southern History, November, 2002 by Linda O. McMurry
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By Benjamin R. Justesen. Southern Biography Series. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2001. Pp. [xxvi], 471. $45.00, ISBN 0-8071-2586-5.)

As the last African American to hold a seat in the U.S. Congress in the immediate post-Reconstruction era, George Henry White has long been a footnote, but little else, in the history of black political power. His two terms in Congress (1897-1901) have often been seen as the exception that proves the rule of dwindling black electoral clout in ...


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