Celebrate: George H. White Day!
Update to previous announcement. Following the zoom program at 11 a.m., the audio of the documentary "George Henry White: American Phoenix” will air on WCPS radio 760 AM or 105.7 FM Saturday, January 29 at 1 p.m. You can tune in, online, from any location at www.wcpsradio.com to hear the entire program. This broadcast is sponsored by Phoenix Historical Society, courtesy of the Benjamin & Edith Spaulding Descendants Foundation, Inc.
Reminder: Earlier on Saturday, at 11 a.m. EST, you are invited to participate in the zoom event honoring George Henry White's historic Farewell to Congress. The history of Black voting rights suppression from Reconstruction to the white supremacy campaign of 1898 are echoed in the recent events of voting rights suppression and racial gerrymandering.
The illustrious panel of presenters will offer a program that is both illuminating and inspirational;
Host: JoSeth Bocook Purpose: James Wrenn Introduction of Speaker: Doris Stith Song: Linda Joyner Remarks: Dr. Benjamin Justesen, biographer of George Henry White Questions & Answers Closing: Mavis Stith
This event is held in observance of North Carolina’s African American Congressman George Henry White’s prophetic Farewell to Congress speech issued on January 29, 1901. Join Zoom Meeting https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/93936456935?pwd=TklhbFdsMHhEZVEvNkxLWHRyRGo0QT09