June 18, 2012

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This memorial is a place intended to serve as a focus for the memory of the life and legacy of the late Congressman George Henry White (1852-1918), in his birth place; and to provid...

June 7, 2012

The line of one of North Carolina's most interesting families began in 1773 with Benjamin Spaulding in old Bladen County. Benjamin married Edith Delphia Freeman, who was born in 1786. They had eight sons and one daughter.

Those first Spaul...

February 11, 2012

On Jan. 28, members of the Phoenix Historical Society and representatives from the Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants Foundation launched efforts to mutually support each other in their respective undertakings to promote public knowle...

January 31, 2012

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 He...

January 30, 2012

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...

December 1, 2011

Learn more about the 2012 Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendents Foundation Scholarship Program. Qualified applicants can recieved 1 of 3 $2,000 scholarships. The next deadline for applications is April 1, 2012. Download more information...

March 15, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

12 o’clock noon

Corporate Headquarters Auditorium

411 West Chapel Hill Street

Durham, NC 27701

February 1, 2011

W. Terry Smith 


TARBORO — Tarboro, Edgecombe County

and North Carolina honored former black Congressman George Henry White again Saturday by unveiling a North Carolina Highway Historical Marker in his name at the corner of Main and Granvil...

January 30, 2011

W. Terry Smith 

TARBORO — George Henry White has been dead 93 years, but he lives on in Tarboro where Saturday will be the annual George Henry White Day. 

A North Carolina Highway Historical Marker honoring White will be unveiled about noo...

December 16, 2010

The new digital archives of “The North Carolina Mutual Collection” is now available on-line.  The collection includes several hundred pieces of photography, manuscripts, letters and corporate documents spanning it entire 112 year history....

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