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New Exhibition at the Laney Museum: The HBCU Experience, Past, Present and Future
August 1 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until September 25, 2020
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History will showcase “The HBCU Experience, Past, Present and Future” from August 1st to September 25th.
This exhibit examines the role that the historically black college and university have played in shaping many of the iconic figures of Augusta. One need look no further than the namesake of the museum, Lucy Craft Laney, who graduated in 1873 in the first class of the Normal School of Atlanta University. In addition to the physical exhibit at the Museum, there will be several virtual and interactive components.
Admission is limited to tours of four people and tours must be set up in advance. Available tour times are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10:30am and 2:30pm. Cost is $7 per person.
Update July 29, 2020:
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is pleased to announce that Bank of America has partnered with the Museum for the upcoming showcase “The HBCU Experience, Past, Present and Future” from August 4th to September 25th. This partnership will enable the museum to provide free admission!
The Historically Black College and University, or HBCU, has been one of the foundational institutions in the African American community since the antebellum period. Post-Civil War America saw the creation of dozens of HBCU’s, from Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, to Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. All HBCU’s are not the same. Some are large, like Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and others have a more intimate campus setting, like Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. But no matter the size or geographic location of the school there is one thing that is for certain, the HBCU experience is a collegiate experience unlike any other.
In early September there will be a virtual panel discussion about the importance of the HBCU in the 21st Century. The panelists will include representatives from various historically black colleges and universities. The panel will be moderated by Augusta’s own, Fisk University graduate, Dee Griffin.
For more information about this exhibit as well as important information on our tours please contact 706-724-3576.
Visit The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History online at lucycraftlaneymuseum.com!