Help Restore Children’s Academy
Lucy Craft Laney
for The Delta House IncAUGUSTA, GA
Help Restore the Children’s Academy
We desperately need your support to ensure that the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History programs can once again assist our youth, who have very limited resources available to them.
In 1991, the home of Georgia’s most famous black female educator, Lucy Craft Laney, was officially opened as a black history. Because of Miss Laney’s dedication to ensuring the highest quality education for children, the basement of the museum was renovated as a Children’s Academy. For years, local youth learned art, history, and preservation. They enjoyed storytelling, learning computer skills, painting, field trips, and other hands on experiences. The program supported state mandated curriculum and provided students ages 6-12 with a continuous learning experience.
Three years ago, the Lucy Craft Laney Children’s Academy Center had to be closed due to severe water damage. Repairs were made to the space to protect the physical integrity of the building; however not enough funds have been available to fully restore the basement so it can once again be used as a Children’s Academy.
We hope we can count on you to help us to restore viable youth programs, and further preserve one of the most important cultural treasures in the heart of the Laney-Walker- Historic District of Augusta, Georgia. Every little bit helps and we thank you in advance for your assistance.
About Lucy Craft Laney
Lucy Craft Laney was born in Macon, Georgia, during slavery in 1853, and became an outstanding educator. She was one of the first students to enter Atlanta University in Georgia. After she completed her credentials, she taught in Macon, Milledgeville, Savannah, and Augusta, GA. However, she made her greatest contributions in Augusta. She established the first kindergarten for black children in Augusta, the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute, the Lamar Nursing School and made many other notables contributions.
Your contribution is tax-deductible and your generosity is a wonderful investment towards a stronger community.
For additional information, please view our website at LucyCraftLaneyMuseum.com.
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