PCCUA's Bagley to speak on desegregation of public schools
Andrew Bagley, a social science instructor at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA), has been invited to speak to an honors seminar at his alma mater, Ouachita Baptist University (OBU), this week on the topic of the desegregation of public schools.
The basis for Bagley's lecture will be his chapter in the book, Learning Together at Last, which was edited by Dr. Paul Root, a professor emeritus of education at OBU and a former adviser to Gov. Bill Clinton. Bagley said the chapter deals with desegregation in Phillips County and the ramifications of the Lakeview case.
"I am honored to be invited back to my alma mater to speak to some of their best and brightest students in this honors seminar," said Bagley. "Ouachita Baptist is one of the best liberal arts universities in this region. The history of desegregation of the public schools of this state is a story of great interest and a story that still affects us today."
The OBU seminar is being taught by Dr. Jeff Root, Dean of the School of Humanities at OBU.
"We're teaching an honors seminar on desegregation, and we were impressed with Mr. Bagley's chapter in Paul Root's Learning Together at Last," Dr. Root said. "We have been studying Jim Crow laws and the cases leading up to Brown v. Board. It will be great to hear from someone who has done research on desegregation in the Delta."
Bagley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from OBU and a Master of Arts degree from Baylor University.