The George Henry White Memorial Health and Education Center is only one of a number of organizations that preserve and honor the legacy of this important figure in North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and US history. Here are a few of the organizations doing outstanding work in honor of GH White.
The Phoenix Historical Society was inaugurated on Nov. 10, 2001, with a tribute to George Henry White, with founding president Helen G. Quigless, Jr. It aims to recover, record and promote the unique history of Edgecombe County as experienced by its African-American community.
The George H. White Bar Association was organized in 1962. Although organized by and primarily comprised of African-American attorneys who reside or practice law in Durham County, this thriving, dynamic Association has extended its membership to encompass other ethnicities. Its members are dedicated to continuing the legacy and work of George Henry White as a spokesman for all. Its purpose is to enrich Durham County and the legal community through service, scholarship opportunities for high school and law school students, mentor programs, and resources to the local bar.
The organization hosts an Annual Scholarship and Recognition Banquet, at which scholarships are presented to North Carolina Central University Law School students, including the recipient of the C.C. “Buddy” Malone Scholarship for Trial Advocacy. Additionally, the Association will honor two members of the George H. White Bar for being trailblazers and providing years of service to the Durham Community.
The Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro, New Jersey, is a nonprofit honoring the town's visionary
founder, George Henry White, through programs to uplift and serve the community. Programs include historical preservation, education, tutoring, food distribution, and upliftment of all kinds.