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One in four cowboys was Black, despite the stories told in popular books and movies. In fact, it's believed that the real “Lone Ranger” was inspired by an African American man named Bass Reeves. Reeves had been born a slave but escaped West during the Civil...

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum’s Black Heritage Trolley Tour is a one-hour excursion that takes patrons to over 30 significant historic sites related to Augusta’s Black history and the city’s development. The trolley tour is paired with the one-hour guided museum tour. Conventions, family reunions,...

Before there was Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin Most people think of Rosa Parks as the first person to refuse to give up their seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. There were actually several women who came before her; one of whom was Claudette...

Thirty-six enthusiastic golfers participated in the 3rd Annual Lucy Craft Laney Golf Tournament held at the Augusta Municipal Golf Course, popularly known as "The Patch." First Place Team, winning with the low score of 56: Henry Bady, Robert West, James Dent, and Willie Hawes. Second...

The renovation of the museum's basement for Children's Academy was put to full use the first two weeks of June for 24 youth ages 6-12. Mentor Volunteers this year comprised high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Professional artist Salonika Rhynes guided the students in abstract...

On April 28th, "Team Club Car" Beautification Project Volunteers, a (SRA United Way initiative, arrived enthusiastically with tools and varied skills- on a mission to increase the allure of Laney Museum gardens. Ross Lyons led twenty-three other Club Car employees, who joined several Delta House...

The 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the assassination of Mortin of Mortin Luther King, Jr., was held on April 4, 2018 in Atlanta. Christine Miller-Betts, member of the Mortin Luther King Advisory Council and Edward Shepherd, Delta House, Inc., along with spouse Mirando, attended the event....

The Laney Museum is pleased to feature "Epochs of Courage" on April 2 -June 30 for the 2018 Annual Golf Exhibition at the museum. Epochs of Courage: African Americans in Golf is a traveling exhibition that explores the bittersweet evolution of African American Golf emerging...