21 Mar African Americans and Medicine in Augusta
In January and February of 2020 the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History highlighted the achievements of Augusta’s African American doctors, nurses and healthcare providers. Black Medicine in Augusta explored the many pioneers and institutions in the world of medicine. The exhibit featured many notables such as Dr. George N. Stoney, an Aiken, South Carolina native who came to Augusta and became a prominent doctor and business owner; Lucy Craft Laney, who established the Lamar School of Nursing; Dr. Thomas Walter Josey, Medical Director of the Pilgrim Health and Life Insurance Company; The Burruss Sanitarium, a preeminent hospital for African Americans in the South at the height of Jim Crow.
The exhibit also acknowledged some of the more contemporary members of the healthcare community such as Margaret Weston and Dr. Ronald Brown.