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Lucy Craft Laney

Georgia-based teacher who, in 1883, opened up the 1st grade school for African-American children. She later on founded a nursing college and a kindergarten for African-American college students. She started reading at age four, despite a legislation that prohibited African-Americans from getting literate. She later on attended teacher classes at Atlanta University or college. She grew up in the Presbyterian trust. She and her nine siblings had been given birth to in Macon, Georgia to previous slaves David and Louisa Laney. While keeping workplace as Governor of Georgia, long term United States Chief executive Jimmy Carter shown Laney’s portrait in the Georgia Condition Capitol.

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