16 Apr Unveiling of the Reverend A.C. Griggs Monument
The Augusta African American Historical Society is pleased to announce the unveiling of the Reverend A.C. Griggs monument. This monument will be the 24th one placed on Laney-Walker Boulevard. Started by The Honorable Edward M. McIntyre, Augusta’s first African American Mayor, The History Walk continues to chronicle the exploits of many of the iconic African American figures in Augusta’s history. The unveiling ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2022, 11:00 a.m., at the corner of Phillips Street and Laney-Walker Boulevard (near the gravesite of Lucy Craft Laney).
Born in 1881 in Farmville, Virginia, A.C. Griggs received multiple degrees from Lincoln University and did further study at both Columbia University and Atlanta University. He worked with Lucy Craft Laney at the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute, teaching history and serving as chaplain. From 1935 to 1949 he served as Principal of the Haines Institute. For more information about The Augusta African American Historical Society please call Dr. Lillie Butler Johnson at 706-863-1391.