A Brief History of the Derrick Bell Lectures
Introduction by Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Patricia J. Williams
Cheryl I. Harris
John Calmore (Lecture Delivered by Derrick Bell)
Robert a. Williams
Emma Coleman Jordan
Devon w. Carbado
Ian Haney Lopez
William Carter Jr.
Theodore M. Shaw
Kenneth W. Mack
Tributes to Derrick Bell from the Bell Lecturers
Janet Dewart Bell is a social justice activist
with a doctorate in leadership and change from Antioch University.
She founded the Derrick Bell Lecture on Race in American Society
series at the New York University School of Law and is the author
of Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the
Civil Rights Movement and Blackbirds Singing: Inspiring
Black Women's Speeches from the Civil War to the Twenty-First
Century and the co-editor (with Vincent M. Southerland) of
Carving Out a Humanity and Race, Rights, and
Redemption (all published by The New Press). An award-winning
television and radio producer, she lives in New York City.
Vincent M. Southerland is an assistant professor of clinical law and co-faculty director of the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at NYU Law. The co-editor (with Janet Dewart Bell) of Carving Out a Humanity and Race, Rights, and Redemption (The New Press), he lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Praise for Carving Out a Humanity:
"Penetrating essays on race and social stratification within policing and the law, in honor of pioneering scholar Derrick Bell. . . . Many powerfully acknowledge the persistence of structural racism and offer in-depth discussion regarding particular aspects of the law's effect on marginalized communities, resonant in an era of White supremacy's bid for mainstream acceptance."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"This potent work draws conclusions about systemic injustice and race. . . . Scholars and lay readers alike will be enlightened and spurred to thought and discussion."