Tributes in Memory of Professor Derrick Bell
“Derrick Bell met us where we were, and treated us as
though we were where we ought to have been.” Howard Thurman
As a teacher, mentor, colleague and friend, Derrick Bell inspired countless people. Professor Bell showed a deep commitment to nurturing in his students and friends the strength to stay true to themselves, always encouraging everyone to find their own special and unique voice. In the tributes that follow, these are but a few of the endless list of people whose lives are forever changed for having known Derrick Bell.