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Born a slave in Bladen County, George White graduated from Howard University and returned to North Carolina to practice law. He joined the Republican Party and was elected to the General Assembly in the 1880s. He later was prosecuting attorney for the Second Congressional District. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from 1897-1901. He was the last former slave to serve in Congress and the last African American elected from the South to Congress until 1972.
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14894
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Prominent African American men who experienced success during this era served as politicians and school officials. Members of Congress included Henry P. Cheatham (1889-1893) and James E. O'Hara (1883-1887) both served in the United States House of Representatives. Two diplomats, James H. Harris and Dr. L. L. Smith both performed duties as Minister to Liberia. Dr. Dudley was President of A.T.&T. College at Greensboro.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 17, Sept 1943, p5, 23-24
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16004
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Scholarly examination of New Deal effects on African Americans largely focuses on negative aspects of President Roosevelt's program. However, during this period, the President appointed nearly one hundred African American advisers \"who focused on ending racial discrimination in federal programs.\" One such adviser was Lawrence Augustus Oxley and he is the focus of this paper which hopes to illuminate an understudied scholastic topic.
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27361
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Dan Blue is the first black Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Blue is credited with preventing a budget crisis and other major changes under his leadership.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 29, July 17-23 1991, p6-7 Periodical Website
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28097
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George Henry White was one of the most important African American political leaders during the last decade of the nineteenth century. White lived in New Bern for almost two decades, during which he was a teacher, principal, prosecutor, politician, and a civic and religious leader.
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