Arturo Scott Bagley

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Arturo Scott Bagley is an educator and historian. He grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and attended Westtown School. Bagley matriculated at Emory University as a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar, majored in History, and was selected to Phi Beta Kappa, graduating with high honors as the commencement orator. His undergraduate honors thesis, Ralph McGill and Race Relations: The Predicament of a Southern Moderate, examined the Pulitzer Prize-winning editor of the Atlanta Constitution who was known for his support of the Civil Rights Movement. Bagley earned an M.A. in United States history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, penning his master’s thesis, Asserting Our Manhood Along All Lines: Gender and Race in the North Carolina White Supremacy Campaign of 1898, on the state election which marked the end of African American participation in North Carolina politics for decades. He also earned a J.D. from the Yale Law School and was a summer clerk for Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. of the Third Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Bagley’s work received an Emmy nomination for outstanding research in a documentary on W.E.B. DuBois: A Biography in Four Voices. Bagley has taught English and history at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts, the University of North Carolina, and Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, and currently teaches history at Tower Hill School in Delaware. He has addressed many groups about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.

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