.Lucy Craft Laney (April 13, 1854 – October 24, 1933) was an early African American educator who established a school for African American children in Augusta, Georgia. Jimmy Carter selected her portrait to hang in the Georgia State Capitol.
Susie Baker King Taylor (Aug 6th, 1848 - October 6th, 1912).... Ms. Taylor is the daughter of slaves; an African American army nurse; she worked with the black Union troops during the Civil War. She was the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences. She was also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.
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.
Photo of 24 Black nurses who were sent to England to help care for German POWs during WWII. The 1944 deployment of these nurses was a long-time effort to get African American nurses to serve outside of Black regiments. Doretha Anderson (2nd row, 3rd from the right) was one of these nurses. She died on August 19, 2013 at the age of 98.