Shellman, Laura

This native of Liberty County commenced her teaching career when she was but 15 years of age. She was appointed a teacher by the commissioner of Liberty County Schools, and spent the remainder of her life educating the black children of Liberty County.


This lady is easily one of the best-loved and revered school teachers in the Liberty County past. Many of her students became outstanding Americans. All of them remember her with great pride and affection.


From “Sweet Land of Liberty, A History of Liberty County, Georgia” by Robert Long Groover; Appendix Number 33, Page(s) 186; Used by the permission of the Liberty County Commissioners Office