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Derrick Bell Death

Derrick Bell: Changing the Odds for Others

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Throughout his storied career as a lawyer, law professor, and legal scholar until his death last October at age 80, Derrick Bell was well-known for his willingness to stand up and speak out about the injustices he saw around him, even when it cost him his own positions.

Remembering Derrick Bell

Keith Boykin | Posted 12.06.2011 | College
Keith Boykin

The first black tenured professor at Harvard Law School and the first African American dean at a non-black law school, Bell was legendary. He had worked with Medgar Evers, worked for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and literally wrote the book on Race, Racism and American Law.