​October 5, 2011: Derrick Bell Died From Carcinoid Cancer 

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Bell died at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, he was 80. At the time, the Associated Press reported: “The dean at NYU, Richard Revesz, said, ‘For more than 20 years, the law school community has been profoundly shaped by Derrick’s unwavering passion for civil rights and community justice, and his leadership as a scholar, teacher, and activist.’

Derrick Albert Bell was the 1st tenured African-American Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and is largely credited as one of the originators of critical race theory (CRT). He was a Visiting Professor at New York University School of Law from 1991 until his death.

Bell was also a former Dean of the University of Oregon School of Law.

Read about Bell’s career and legacy at: Daily Black Histoy Facts

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