October 6, 2011

A Giant Passes From the Scene

Derrick Bell, the first tenured African-American professor at Harvard Law School, died Wedneday at the age of 80. According to this article, published today in the New York Times, Professor Bell suffered from carcenoid cancer. Professor Bell also taught at New York University Law School and was Dean of the University of Oregon Law School. Early on, Professor Bell espoused the use of narrative and allegory to explain the workings of law and he became one of the founders of the critical race studies movement. His contributions are many, and he will be missed.

More here from The Root, here from National Visionary Leadership Project.

I will post a bibliography of Professor Bell's works sometime in the next few days.

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