110 AFRO-AMERICAN ENCYCLOPAEDIA.
liaises (formal apd Industrial Institute.
|Tp VERY significant mission school in the South is that one located
Tw at Augusta, Georgia, and known as the Haines Normal and In¬
dustrial Institute. It is the life and effort of a y7oung Negro
woman, Miss Lucy C. Laney, who when very young conceived the
idea of founding a school for the uplifting of Negro women. The
idea w7as too noble to perish. Upon her own responsibility the school
was founded in 1886 in rented buildings. Four years afterward
the work was transferred to a handsome, spacious, five-story brick
Haines Normal and Industrial Institute.
In that building together with a smaller wooden building are taught
sewing, printing, and laundry v7ork. The first story of the brick
building contains a very large engine used for heating- the different
recitation rooms and the building in general. The second story con¬
sists of a very large assembly room, reception room, dining room,
kitchen, music room, and two recitation rooms. The third story has