NYU Press author Derrick Bell dies at 80

“NYU Press mourns the passing of its valued author, former board member, and friend Derrick Bell. A bold and courageous teacher and visionary, Derrick devoted his long life to fighting racism by exposing its ongoing adherence to American life and all of its institutions, particularly the legal system. Through his path-breaking development of critical race theory, his numerous books and articles, and the scores of students he mentored who went on to become lawyers and law professors, Derrick’s tireless work and spirit will continue to thrive. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his wife Janet and his children.” – Debbie Gershenowitz, Derrick Bell’s editor

Read Derrick Bell’s New York Times obituary here.

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