And We Are Not Saved: Remembering Derrick Bell
October 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
Funny: another death, another memory of college. This time, my friend Carter and I get to talking, and we realize that Carter’s father was holding a sit-in on my father’s behalf. Weird, right? (Carter’s father, Derrick Bell, and my father, David Trubek, were then both professsors at Harvard Law)
Derrick Bell died last night. He was brilliant and wrote beautifully. He acted upon moral convictions, and he explained those convictions, and more, to readers inside and out of Harvard Yard. I read his book And We Are Not Saved when it was first published, and I think rereading itwould be a fine way to remember and mourn.