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  • Augusta born actor and director Jerome Preston Bates will be returning to his hometown as featured Special Guest Artist for the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History’s Heritage Gala on February 9th at The Augusta Marriott Hotel on the Riverwalk. The Gala Reception &......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • Gold Star Families have been long recognized by our nation as those who have an immediate relative that has been killed in action, giving the ultimate sacrifice towards fulfillment of the ideals of our nation. In honor of Gold Star Families, the museum offers free......

  • Susan McCord, Augusta Chronicle Mother Trinity is jacked up on steel girders and special dollies in preparation for her maiden voyage of about 250 feet. But the historic black church, considered the birthplace of the Christian Methodist Episcopal denomination, can’t be rolled across Taylor Street......

  • 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......

  • The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History in partnership with the Augusta Chapter of the Links, Inc. presented a dynamic photography exhibition, “The Women of a New Tribe,” by photographer Jerry Taliaferro from Charlotte, North Carolina. The exhibition was open to the public March......

  • Augusta celebrated its rich history of Black Heritage on Saturday, February 24th at the Twelfth Annual Lucy Craft Laney Museum Heritage Gala. The event was held at the Augusta Marriott Hotel at the Convention Center. Special guest artist Russell Joel Brown, who has recently relocated......