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Prior to the 1897 election of activist congressman George Henry White, fewer than a dozen African-Americans had served as postmasters in North Carolina. After his election, White pushed for a significant increase in black postmasters with a high of 34 being appointed by Republican leadership. The rise of white supremacy led to the quick downfall of black postmasters by 1900 when only three were left in North Carolina.