Edythe Scott Bagley (1924-2011)

Edythe Scott Bagley as a student at Antioch College

Edythe Scott Bagley, the older sister of Coretta Scott King and longtime professor at Cheyney University in Pennsylvania, has died at her home in Thornbury Township, Pennsylvania. She was 86 years old.

A native of Marion, Alabama, in 1943 Bagley earned a scholarship to Antioch College in Ohio. She later transferred to Ohio State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree. She later earned a master’s degree in English at Columbia University and a master of fine arts degree from Boston University.

Professor Bagley taught at Cheyney University from 1972 to 1996 and founded a theatre arts degree program at the historically black university.

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  1. gretabeta says:

    She definitely was a trail blazer , I can only imagine the social impact that she created during that period (1943 -47). God bless her soul !

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