Epochs of Courage: African Americans in Golf

The Laney Museum is pleased to feature “Epochs of Courage” on April 2 – June 30 for the 2018 Annual Golf Exhibition at the museum.

Epochs of Courage: African Americans in Golf is a traveling exhibition that explores the bittersweet evolution of African American Golf emerging from the Jim Crow Era. The interactive multimedia exhibition is designed to engage, educate, enhance, and entertain diverse audiences. This year's exhibition focuses on the prejudices, trials, and triumphs of African Americans involved in the sport and brings to life the horrendous encounters, legal battles, and tribulations that were surmounted. Battling and overcoming the inconceivable challenges led to astounding achievements that have not yet received the accolades they so well deserve.

Born into slavery, Lucy Craft Laney became one of the state's most influential educators. She started the first kindergarten and nurses' training class for blacks in Augusta and founded the Haines Institute, which educated thousands of black students.The museum is located in the Historic Laney-Walker District, near the original site of the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute. The mission of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is to promote the legacy of Ms. Lucy Craft Laney through arts and history and by educating and exposing children and adults of Augusta, the State of Georgia and beyond to the arts, history, literature and leadership through exhibits and programs