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«Covenant Keeper»

Derrick Bell’s Enduring Education Legacy

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Edited By Gloria Ladson-Billings and William Tate

Although he spent his career as a lawyer and law school professor, Derrick Bell had a profound impact on the field of education in the area of educational equity. Among many accomplishments, Bell was the first African American to earn tenure at the Harvard Law School; he also established a new course in civil rights law and produced what has become a famous casebook: Race, Racism, and American Law. The man who could rightly be called, «The Father of Critical Race Theory,» Bell was an innovator who did things with the law that others had not thought possible. This volume highlights Bell’s influence on a number of prominent education and legal scholars by identifying some of his specific work and how they have used it to inform their own thinking and practice. What is contained here is an assemblage of contributors with deep commitments to the path-breaking work of Derrick Bell – a scholar, a teacher, an activist, a mentor, and a covenant keeper.

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: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-3034-2 (paperback: alk. paper) | ISBN 978-1-4539-1840-1 (ebook pdf) ISBN 978-1-4331-3722-8 (epub) | ISBN 978-1-4331-3723-5 (mobi) Subjects: LCSH: African Americans—Education. | Bell, Derrick, 1930–2011—Influence. Racism in education—United States. | Discrimination in education—United States. Critical pedagogy—United States. Classification: LCC LC2717 .C68 2016 | DDC 371.829/96073—dc23 LC record available at http://lccn.loc.gov/2016001525 Bibliographic information published by Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the “Deutsche Nationalbibliografie”; detailed bibliographic data are available on the Internet at http://dnb.d-nb.de/. © 2016 Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., New York 29 Broadway, 18th floor, New York, NY 10006 www.peterlang.com All rights reserved. Reprint or reproduction, even partially, in all forms such as microfilm, xerography, microfiche, microcard, and offset strictly prohibited.

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