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Dean Carter Delivers Derrick Bell Lecture on Race in American Society

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December 3, 2013

On November 6, 2013, , Dean William M. Carter, Jr. delivered the Derrick Bell Lecture on Race in American Society at New York University’s School of Law.  His presentation, titled  “The Thirteenth Amendment, the Legacies of Slavery, and the Promises of Freedom” discussed the interpretation of the 13th Amendment by the courts and how it might be broadened to protect the freedoms of all Americans regardless of race.

The Derrick Bell Lecture on Race in American Society New York University School of Law recruits top scholars to deliver this lecture and hosts a reception for the lecturer to meet members of the NYU School of Law community.  Established by his wife, Janet Dewart Bell in 1995 to celebrate Professor Bell’s 65th birthday, the Derrick Bell Lecture on Race in American Society was initially funded by the generous support of Friends of Derrick Bell and the Geneva Crenshaw Society, and has been maintained by the New York University School of Law.

Watch Dean Carter’s presentation here.  

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