Correspondent Dana Stone TARBORO — Why isn’t George Henry White a household name? If Vincent Spalding has anything to do with it, that will soon change.
Long ignored in African American history books and recognitions, George Henry White of North Carolina was elected to Congress in 1896, and re-elected in 1898, becoming the last African American elected to Congress after Reconstruction, and the first to serve in the 20th century.
On Saturday, January 28th, rep
Photo by Jonina S. Wrenn
Benjamin & Edith Spaulding Descendents Foundation, Inc. (BESDF) present recognition plaque to The Phoenix Historical Society, Inc. (PHS) at George Henry White Day breakfast meeting on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at Edgecombe County Administration Bldg auditorium.
(Left to Right) Vincent Spaulding of Cary, N.C., President/COO of BESDF, Stephen Spaulding of Durham, N.C., spokesperson of BESDF, Mavis Stith of Tarboro, President of PHS, James Wrenn of
Interview featuring George H. "Duke" Spaulding Aired Tuesday on WQED-TV in Pittsburgh This Tuesday’s episode of WQED-TV’s “Horizons” features an interview with George H. Spaulding, a renowned musician and talented piano technician, by show host Chris Moore.
Moore’s interview chronicles the life and career of Spaulding, a prominent
figure of Pittsburgh’s jazz and music scene, who is also known as the "Duke Ellington of Pittsburgh.”