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Laney and Gilbert: Early History of Public Education in Augusta
April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
April 30th, 2019 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
Join us Tuesday April 30th at 5:30 PM for the Spring Lecture at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History by John W.I. Lee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Ancient History at USC-Santa Barbara. Dr. Lee is distinguished in antiquity studies as The Great Courses lecturer on The Persian Empire. He will discuss the lives of internationally acclaimed educators Gilbert and Laney, whose work in racial uplift is linked and exemplified through their 1917 charter membership in The Augusta Branch of the NAACP. Georgia Humanities Scholar Joyce Law will precede Dr. Lee’s presentation with a brief insight on Reconstruction Era education in Augusta.
Admission is Free. To RSVP please call 706-724-3576. Visit the Facebook Event Page HERE!