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Lucy Craft Laney 1854-1933 -GHS 121-10-Richmond Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 33° 28.027 W 081° 58.890
17S E 408796 N 3703504
Quick Description: Laney Museum, 1116 Phillips St., Augusta
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2009 6:46:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM78VK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
A leading educator of the nineteenth century, Lucy Craft Laney was born into a free African-American household in Macon, Georgia. In 1873 she was part of Atlanta University´s first graduating class. After teaching in Macon, Milledgeville, and Savannah, Laney moved to Augusta, where she founded the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute in 1883. Laney also established the first kindergarten for black children in Augusta, and was instrumental in founding the Lamar Nursing School in 1887. Laney gathered support and recognition from around the country for her work in Augusta. She was buried on the grounds of Lucy Craft Laney Comprehensive High School, site of the former Haines Institute.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 121-10

Date: 2005.8

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Society and Delta House Inc./ Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

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