Lagra was one of my favorite stories to tell in 2019. The trauma that she experienced from attending predominantly white affluent schools ultimately inspired her to start her own school.
The school she created was mainly Black. But unlike similar Black schools in Tennessee, it was recognized for its academic achievement. In her interview, she recognized that her school could shield Black students from the trauma she experienced. But just as powerfully, it worked to heal the child inside her.
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