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Paine College Founding Site

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Paine College Founding Site Marker
Inscription. Paine College was founded as Paine Institute on this spot in 1882 by black and white members of the Colored (now Christian) Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (now United Methodist Church). Ths institution, founded to educate and empower recently emancipated slaves, embodied an intellectual mission, a commitment to interracial harmony, and a vision ot the social order. Since its inception, Paine College has maintained a legacy of achievement among its thousand of graduated.
 
Erected 1995 by Charles A. DeVaney, Mayor and The City Council of Augusta.
 
Location. 33° 28.594′ N, 81° 58.193′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Broad Street (Georgia Route 28) near 10th Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. LaFayette Visits Augusta (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodmen Of The World Memorial (about 700 feet away); Bell System at Augusta, Georgia (about 700 feet away); World War (about 700 feet
Paine College Founding Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Paine College Founding Site Marker
away); American Gold Star Mothers Tribute (about 800 feet away); Fort Grierson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ware High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); 4th Infantry (Ivy) Division (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
 
Also see . . .  Paine College, Wikipedia entry. Paine was the brainchild of Bishop Lucius Henry Holsey, who first expressed the idea for the College in 1869. Bishop Holsey asked leaders in the ME Church South to help establish a school to train African American teachers and preachers so that they might in turn appropriately address the educational and spiritual needs of the people newly freed from the evils of slavery. In 1883, a Charter of Incorporation for The Paine Institute was granted, and the Trustees elected Dr. George Williams Walker as its first teacher. In January 1884, classes began in rented quarters in downtown Augusta. (Submitted on August 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationNotable Events
 
Paine College Founding Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Paine College Founding Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,239 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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