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Biography

George Henry White

  • Economics
  • Land
  • Politics
  • Segregation & Community Building, 1890-1945
Black and white photograph of three children walking down street.  There are houses in the background.

George Henry White

George Henry White

George Henry White

Entering Politics

Ceremonial Sword of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows

Ceremonial Sword of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows

The Last Black Congressman

George H. White’s farewell speech to Congress, 1901

George H. White’s farewell speech to Congress, 1901

This, Mr. Chairman, is perhaps the Negroes’ temporary farewell to the American Congress; but let me say, Phoenix-like he will rise up some day and come again.

George H. White, 1901

Life after Congress

Letter from George H. White on his company letterhead, 1911

Letter from George H. White on his company letterhead, 1911

Children walking down Cape May Avenue in Whitesboro, New Jersey

Photograph of African American man and horse
Biography

An African American Venturer

"Free" Frank McWorter, founded New Philadelphia, Illinois, the first known town to be founded and platted by an African American.

  • Land
Photograph of Louis Manigault, Jr. in a field
Present to Past

Land as Legacy

African Americans who inherited land from their ancestors are fighting to keep their land and family legacies.

  • Labor
Mrs. Nettie Hunt, sitting on steps of Supreme Court, holding newspaper, explaining to her daughter Nikie the meaning of the Supreme Court's decision banning school segregation
Present to Past

Education for All

African Americans established schools for their communities and have taken innovative approaches to education while challenging segregation and discrimination.

  • Slavery