African American History Walk

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The Augusta African-American Historical Committee plans to line Laney-Walker Boulevard with 50 monuments to honor significant African-American citizens. The 11 markers currently placed along the boulevard feature Dr. James E. Carter, the first licensed black dentist in the city; Dr. George N. Stoney, prominent medical researcher; Dr. A.R. Johnson, a famed educator; Dr. John Hope, the first black president of Morehouse College; the Rev. William Jefferson White, the founder of Morehouse; James Nabrit, former dean of Howard University Law School and former president of Howard University; Lucy Craft Laney, founder of the Haines Normal & Industrial Institute and the Lamar School of Nursing; John McClinton Tutt, Hall of Fame coach in four sports at the Haines Normal & Industrial Institute and Laney High School; Essie McIntyre, the first black female to be ordained in the Augusta area; Edward McIntyre Sr., the first black mayor of Augusta; and the Rev. C.T. Walker, the founder of the Tabernacle Baptist Church and Walker Baptist Institute.