Lori Latrice Martin
Dr. Lori Latrice Martin is associate professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology and Acting Director of African & African American Studies at Louisiana State University. Dr. Martin is the author of more than a dozen books and several academic journal articles and book chapters. Her most recent books include Big Box Schools: Race, Education, and the Danger of the Wal-Martizaton of Public Schools in America.
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Images of America: South Baton Rouge
Founded in 1699, Baton Rouge was the site of countless historic events and the home to many people, including those of African ancestry. South Baton Rouge is an African American community located in Baton Rouge. It was one of the first places African Americans could receive a high school education in the state. The three-mile community around historic McKinley High School was the site of the nation’s first successful bus boycott. When laws restricted where African Americans could live, work, learn, and play, South Baton Rouge was a refuge. African American restaurants, theaters, gas stations, and other businesses populated the community, and change-makers, including African American lawyers, judges, clergy, educators, and nurses, helped to sustain the community and other portions of the southern half of Louisiana’s capital through the end of legal segregation and beyond.
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