Four historical markers will be unveiled Saturday by the Augusta African-American Historical Society. The honorees are author Frank Yerby, actress Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen, boxer Sidney “Beau Jack” Walker and the Rev. Jesse Peters Golphin.
The monuments honor notable people and can help inspire members of the community, especially young people, to strive for their own accomplishments, said Dennis Williams, the chairman of the historical society.
“(The monuments) remind the community of the many countless minorities that have made a difference in our community,” Williams said.
The four monuments, made from a brick base with a granite top, are being added to 14 previously dedicated.
“Everybody needs to know their history and understand it,” Williams said.
Saturday’s honorees were chosen from a list of nominees by a committee of the historical society.