On Feb. 14, 1867, The Augusta Institute, was founded by William Jefferson White, a Baptist minister and Rev. Richard C. Coulter, a former slave, from Atlanta, Georgia. The Institution was founded to educate African-American men in theology and education and was located in the basement of Springfield Baptist Church, the "Oldest Independent Black Church in the United States." It was renamed "Morehouse College" after it moved to Atlanta, in 1879.
Mudville: January 1909. "Augusta, Georgia. A typical street scene in Gregtown where the employees in King Mill live. The Secretary of Associated Charities said this is the most degraded part of Augusta." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.