LCL Museum Board Member Leon Maben Recently Honored

LCL Museum Board Member Leon Maben Recently Honored

Many of our museum’s supporters know Mr. Maben well from his role as Chair of our Annual Golf Tournament and vigorous support of both the T. W. Josey High School and the Ft. Valley Alumni Associations. He holds several other civic leadership positions.

At the December 16, 2021 meeting of Augusta-Richmond County Historic Preservation Commission, historian LTC (Ret.) Joyce G.D. Law, CSRA Region Co-Representative of Georgia African American Historic Preservation Network (GAAHPN) Board, presented two (2) awards to Mr. Maben on behalf of other local organizations. Museum Board of Directors President Rosa Clemons and Museum Executive Director Linda Johnson attended the surprise presentation.

Veteran award-winning sports journalist Stan Byrdy gifted an autographed copy of his latest historical work The Donnie Hixson Story, in recognition of Mr. Maben’s countless contributions to the county’s character districts. Mr. Maben’s high school classmate running back Joe Jackson appears in the biography. Sand Hills Neighborhood Association honored Mr. Maben’s year-long dedicated participation in city-wide cleanup/beautification campaigns by gifting a certificate of appreciation, along with a picture collage depicting the 2021 Inaugural Veterans Day Recognition at Summerville Fitten Street Cemetery.

Commenting on Mr. Maben’s singular leadership as Vice-Chair of the HP Commission, LTC Law remarked: “Mr. Maben doesn’t just point the way, he brings his gloves, equipment, and works alongside others to work; then, is attentively present for successive cultural events.”

CLICK HERE to read more about Leon Maben, “The history of everyone: how one man tells the forgotten Black stories of Augusta, GA” by Kasey Pooley.