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Monument to Augusta educator and chaplain unveiled on Laney Walker Boulevard



Rev. Augustus C. Griggs, superintendent of Haines College, the school opened by Lucy Craft Laney, was honored on Saturday morning when the Augusta African American Historical Society held a ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 23, to unveil a new monument honoring the educator and clergyman.

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  1. Rev. Augustus C. Griggs lived in a era when a black economy, albeit segregated, provided food. clothing, shelter and in some cases, education that exceeded the quality of white education. I suggest people who believe the current PC narrative that racism and discrimination brought us to this day read the works of black economist Thomas Sowell or at least read the March 2022 edition of Imprimis, featuring excerpts from a speech and book about Thomas Sowell by Jason L. Riley.

    The Democrats, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, et al, use “racism and discrimination” as the rally cry to stay in office or power and become rich and famous. Currently, Justice Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, Herman Cain, and Dr. Ben Carson are cancelled as Uncle Toms, while black celebrities, fake journalists, and sports figures are idolized. How many high school seniors in Richmond County would recognize the name Thomas Sowell and his achievements?

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