Lucy Craft Laney

Lucy Craft Laney (HMOXS)

Location: Augusta, GA 30901 Richmond County
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N 33° 28.027', W 81° 58.887'

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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.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number121-10
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Society and Delta House, Inc./ Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 8:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 408801 N 3703504
Decimal Degrees33.46711667, -81.98145000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.027', W 81° 58.887'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 1.62" N, 81° 58' 53.22" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1116 Phillips St, Augusta GA 30901, US
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