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Carrboro Commemorates Congressman George White
February 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Town of Carrboro will be hosting a virtual program to commemorate the 120th anniversary of George Henry White’s historic farewell address to Congress. The online event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1.
After serving in the North Carolina State Legislature, George Henry White represented the State of North Carolina in the United States House of Representatives for two consecutive terms from 1897 to 1901. Congressman White was a leader in the introduction and the fight for anti-lynching legislation.
At the time of his farewell address, White was the only African American Congressman, and he would be the last until 1929. It would not be until 1992 that another African American was elected to represent the State of North Carolina in Congress.
Join the Town of Carrboro for a #BlackHistoryMonth program to commemorate George Henry White’s historic farewell address to Congress. Congressman White (1897-1901) was a leader in the fight for anti-lynching legislation.LEARN MORE ABOUT CONGRESSMAN WHITE HERE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER