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Derrick Bell, Law Professor And Rights Advocate, Dies At 80

Derrick Bell, Law Professor And Rights Advocate, Dies At 80

NEW YORK — A civil rights scholar who became the first tenured Black professor at Harvard Law School has died. Derrick Bell was 80. Bell’s wife, Janet Dewart Bell, says he died Wednesday night of carcinoid cancer at a New York City hospital. He’d taught at New York University’s law school since 1990. Bell was…

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