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Lucy Craft Laney – Georgia Black History

Lucy Craft Laney (1854-1933) was an American educator, trailblazer, and hero. Most known for creating the Haines Institute in Augusta, Georgia.  Born April 13, 1854, Lucy was one of ten children.  Her father purchased his freedom and worked tirelessly to purchase his wife’s freedom.  Twenty years later Lucy Laney was born.  Laney was extremely smart,