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White, William Henry, and Frozene Campbell White

(born: 1897  -  died: 1972) 

William H. White, an AME minister and journalist, was born in Cynthiana, KY, the son of William and Fannie Alexander White. In 1947, Rev. White was pastor of the St. Paul Church in Lexington, KY, and had been a pastor in Middlesboro, Shelbyville, Louisville, Danville, and Frankfort, KY. He had attended the Frankfort schools and earned his B.D. at Payne Theological Seminary in 1925, and his A.B. at Wilberforce University in 1928. He was a contributing journalist to the Christian Recorder, wrote articles for secular periodicals, and founded the Kentucky Junior Christian Recorder newspaper. Rev. White was a veteran of WWI, and served with the 159th Depot Brigade, 38th Company. When he enlisted, he was living at 207 Murray Street in Frankfort, KY, and was working at a production company in Dayton, OH. He was a member of the Masons, the NAACP, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Rev. White was the husband of Frozene Campbell (1906-1945), born in Midway, KY, the daughter of Richard and Ellen Tolbert Campbell. Mrs. White was a graduate of Kentucky State College [now Kentucky State University], and was a registrar and teacher at Turner College in Atlanta. She also taught school in Shelbyville, KY. Mrs. Frozene Campbell White died in 1945, and Rev. Henry H. White died in 1972. Both are buried in Cove Haven Cemetery in Lexington, KY. For more see the entries for Rev. William Henry White and Mrs. Frozene (Campbell) White in The Encyclopaedia of the African Methodist Episcopal Church compiled by Bishop R. R. Wright.

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NKAA Entry: African American Schools in Shelby County, KY
NKAA Source: The Christian recorder (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Kentucky junior Christian recorder (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Encyclopaedia of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, containing principally the biographies of the men and women, both ministers and laymen, whose labors ...

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“White, William Henry, and Frozene Campbell White,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 13, 2018, http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/2486.

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