Petra Hendry to speak at Lunchtime Lagniappe, March 13 | Capitol Park Museum

February 27, 2019

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Petra Munro Hendry, PhD

Baton Rouge, LA -- Old South Baton Rouge, The Roots of Hope is the culmination of diligent archival research and more than ten years of collecting oral histories about the Old South Baton Rouge community, including McKinley High School, the Baton Rouge Bus Boycott, the once-thriving OSBR business corridor, and the numerous churches and civic groups of the neighborhood. Hear about the research and planning for this book by co-author and LSU Professor, Dr. Petra Munro Hendry.

Lunchtime Lagniappe!

The Roots of Hope
March 13, 12:00 p.m.

Lunchtime Lagniappe is an ongoing series of brown bag talks that last approximately 30 minutes plus Q&A. Attendees are welcome to come and go as the their lunch hour permits. This event is free and open to the public.

Petra Munro Hendry is the St. Bernard Chapter of the LSU Alumni Association Endowed Professor in the College of Education. Since 1991, she has been at LSU, where she teaches courses in Curriculum Theory,Curriculum History, Oral History Methodology and Gender Studies. She is the co-director of the Curriculum Theory Project (CTP), an interdisciplinary research initiative which endeavors to understand education practice and reform within a broad social, political and cultural framework. Her scholarship examines the role of narrative in the construction of curriculum history, educational research and teachers' life histories. She is the author of five books and is currently completing research on her next project which draws on creolization theory to examine the history of education in Louisiana from 1719-1860.

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