Derrick Bell: November 6, 1930 – October 5, 2011

[JURIST] Derrick Bell, a leading legal scholar and the first tenured African-American professor at Harvard Law School [official website], died Wednesday in New York of carcinoid cancer. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bell graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law [official website] in 1957, the only African-American in his class. He subsequently worked for the US Justice Department and the NAACP before beginning an academic career in the 1960s. Bell pioneered a new approach to the study…

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