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Lucy Craft Laney (April 13, 1854 – October 24, 1933) was an early African American educator who was the first to establish a school for African American children in Augusta, Georgia.  She was born in Macon, Georgia, to former slaves.  Although it was illegal for blacks to read at the time of her birth, she was taught by a slave owner's sister, and by 1869 she was enrolled in Atlanta University.  Enrollment in her first school in Macon was only 6; by 1928 it had grown to over 800 students.

The founder and principal of the Haines Institute in Augusta for fifty years Lucy Craft Laney is Georgia's most famous female African American educator. She was born on April 1854

Olaudah Equiano, contemporary abolitionist leader of William Wilberforce, and former slave, writer, thinker, dreamer

Equiano --A freed African slave who wrote the first known slave narrative. Became a famous proponent of British abolitionism and worked with William Wilberforce. [On a side note, he--as well as Wilberforce--are main characters in movie " Amazing Grace".

Knowledge & intelligence are know no color

Walter S. McAfee is the African American mathematician and physicist who first calculated the speed of the moon. McAfee participated in Project Diana in the - a U. Army program, created to determine whether a high frequency radio signal could.

"Young Nurse", NYC ca. late 1800s.

April Susie King Taylor takes charge of a school for ex-slaves in GA. She will be the laundress attached to an all-black Union Army regiment, the black Army nurse & the only black woman to publish a memoir of her Civil War life.

Portrait of Sally Hemings who was a slave of Thomas Jefferson and the mother to his six children.

Who Was Sally Hemings? min) TV-PG Thomas Jefferson had a 37 year relationship and fathered several children with one of his slaves, Sally Hemings.

From Facebook - "Vintage African American Photographs" page 9/2015.  1939

Aunt and Cousin, in Longview, MS 1939 - Vintage African American Photographs by Damion Poe Black History Album .

vintagesusie & wings: A Vintage Mother's Day Wish

Inspiration for Rosemary Watts (and Priscilla) +~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Mother and Daughter in layers of lace.