Haines Institute

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Haines Institute
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Augusta, Georgia

United States
Other nameHaines Normal and Industrial Institute

Haines Normal and Industrial Institute also known as Haines Institute was a school for African Americans in Augusta, Georgia. It was established by Lucy Craft Laney and named in honor of a benefactor who funded its expansion. A historical marker was added to the school site in 2009.[1] It eventually became Lucy Craft Laney High School.[2]

Laney opened a school with a few students in 1883.[3] She served as the school's principal.[4] Chartered in 1886, it was expanded with a kindergarten and junior college (Lamar School of Nursing).[5] By 1928, it had more than 800 students. The school also served as a community center.[3]

Photographs of the school were gathered bt W.E.B. Du Bois and Thomas J. Calloway for the American Negro Exhibit at the Paris Exposition of 1900 (Exposition universelle internationale de 1900).[6] In 1928, negotiation were engaged to have Du Boos speak at the school.[7]

It was supported by the Presbyterian Board of National Missions. A.C. Griggs served as president of the school.[8]

A sewing, laundry, and printing were taught in building on the campus. An entty on the school appeared in James T. Haley's Afro-American Encyclopaedia. [9]


  1. "Haines Normal and Industrial Institute".
  2. "CONTENTdm". vault.georgiaarchives.org.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Haines Normal and Industrial Institute". The PBS Blog.
  4. "Lucy Craft Laney (1854-1933)". New Georgia Encyclopedia.
  5. "Haines Normal and Industrial Institute Historical Marker". www.hmdb.org.
  6. https://www.loc.gov/item/2002716300/
  7. https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth-oai:ff368n84t
  8. https://www.flickr.com/photos/vieilles_annonces/14889476580
  9. https://docsouth.unc.edu/church/haley/haley.html#p110

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