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UO Today #765 guest: Janet Dewart Bell

Janet Dewart Bell is the author of Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement, and the widow of Derrick Bell, former dean of the UO’s School of Law. She talks about some of the women she interviewed for her book: Myrlie Evers, Leah Chase, Gloria Richardson, and Gay McDougal. Bell also talks about her late husband who worked to increase diversity in the academy. She spoke at the UO, along with Duke Law professor Guy-Uriel Charles, on February 10, 2020 at the School of Law’s annual Derrick Bell Lecture.