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Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lucy Craft Laney

(1854-1933)

 
 
Lucy Craft Laney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 5, 2010
1. Lucy Craft Laney Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2005 by The Georgia Historical Society and Delta House, Inc./ Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. (Marker Number 121-10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 28.027′ N, 81° 58.887′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Phillips Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located between Laney Walker Blvd. and Hopkins Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1116 Phillips Street, Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Lucy Craft Laney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 5, 2010
2. Lucy Craft Laney Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John McClinton Tutt (within shouting distance of this marker); Haines Normal and Industrial Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John M. Tutt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stoney Nurses Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Augusta Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Medical College of Georgia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Meadow Garden (approx. half a mile away); George Walton (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Also see . . .  Lucy Craft Laney, New Georgia Encyclopedia entry. ... After teaching in Macon, Savannah, Milledgeville, and Augusta for ten years, "Miss Lucy," as she was generally known, began her own school in 1883 in the basement of Christ Presbyterian Church in Augusta. ... (Submitted on October 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Lucy Craft Laney House, now a Black History Museum and Conference Center image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 5, 2010
3. Lucy Craft Laney House, now a Black History Museum and Conference Center
Lucy Craft Laney Marker seen along Phillips Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 5, 2010
4. Lucy Craft Laney Marker seen along Phillips Street
Lucy Craft Laney image. Click for full size.
By New Georgia Encyclopedia
5. Lucy Craft Laney
The founder and principal of the Haines Institute in Augusta for fifty years (1883-1933), Lucy Craft Laney, or "Miss Lucy," is Georgia's most famous female African American educator.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,030 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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