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The Coca-Cola Leadership Lecture Series

ATLANTA, September 23, 2004 --The Leadership Center at Morehouse College presents The Coca-Cola Leadership Lecture Series, featuring Attorney Derrick Bell, who will speak on “The Ethical Dilemma in Affirmative Action Status.” Bell is well known for his compelling and uncompromising voice on issues of race and class in American society. Throughout his 40-year career as a lawyer, activist, teacher and writer, he has provoked his critics and challenged his readers with original and progressive views.

Who: Attorney Derrick Bell

What: The Coca-Cola Leadership Lecture Series
When: Tuesday, October 5, 2004
  7:00 p.m.
Where: Sale Hall Chapel
  (on the campus of Morehouse College)

In 1971, attorney Derrick Bell became the first black tenured professor at the Harvard Law School. He relinquished that position in 1992 when he refused to return from a two-year unpaid leave of absence he took to protest the lack of women of color on the faculty at Harvard. In another personal protest in 1980, Bell left Harvard for five years to accept the deanship at the Oregon Law School. Bell left the post when the faculty directed that he not extend an offer to an Asian American woman faculty candidate.

Bell is also an accomplished author, having written several books including his latest titled, Silent Covenants: Brown v. Board and the Quest for Racial Justice (2004), Oxford University Press. His other books include: Ethical Ambition: Living a Life of Meaning and Worth (2002), We Are Not Saved: The Exclusive Quest for Racial Justice (1987); Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism (1992), Confronting Authority: Reflections of an Ardent Protester (1994), Gospel Choirs, Psalms of Survival in Alien Land Called Home (1996); and Afrolantica Legacies (1998).

His civil rights books include Race, Racism & American Law, first published in 1973, is now in its 5th Edition (2004); and a constitutional law text, Constitutional Conflicts (1997).

Posted by Kara at September 23, 2004 10:40 PM

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