"Covenant Keeper" : Derrick Bell's Enduring Education Legacy

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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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    Author: Edited by  Gloria Ladson-Billings , Edited by  William Tate
    Format: Hardback
    More Product Information 1: Table of contents
    Devon W. Carbado: Foreword: Critical What What? - Gloria Ladson-Billings: Introduction - Section One: Derrick Bell Teaching and Schooling - Gloria Ladson-Billings: Continuing to Sacrifice Black Children - Vinay Harpalani: "Gifted With a Second-Sight": Professor Derrick Bell the Teacher - Daniel G. Solorzano: A Critical Race Examination of McLaurin v. Oklahoma: How Derrick Bell Helped Me Understand George McLaurin's Seat - Ana Carolina Antunes/Rosie Connor/Kathryn K. Coquemont/Kehaulani Folau/allison martin/Laura Todd/Laurence Parker: The Utility of "The Space Traders" and Its Variations as CRT Teachable Moments - Section Two: Derrick Bell and Principles of Critical Race Theory - Jamel K. Donnor: Derrick Bell, Brown, and the Continuing......

    More Product Information 2: About Gloria Ladson-Billings
    Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair of Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. William F. Tate, IV is the Dean of the Graduate School and Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. ...