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Derrick Bell

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October 07, 2011
As a student of Derrick's I am terribly saddened by his passing.When i dedicateed my third year book to him at HLS - I stated "To the kindest and most compassionate person I have ever known." As years went by I learned he was even far beyond that.

On the Night of President Obama's election, I called him to ask him about how he felt. He was of course thrilled that not only a black man had been elected president, but one of HLS's own - I asked him if he got to vote. He told me he was 3 hours back in the line when someone came to him and told him he didn't have to wait in line - his response "I have been waiting all my life to be in this line." Unfortunately that was the last time we spoke although we wrote to each oother regulalry - He was the most special of humnan beings to ever exist - I will miss hime dearly.

Donald L. Brown
JLS 89
October 07, 2011
A man ahead of his time, who refused to be intimidated in a time when a lot of people would have just taken the opportunity offered, and let everyone else fight their own battles . A true believer, looking out for all people.

Rest In Peace,

V.Coates Columbus OH
October 07, 2011
What an inspiring story!!! The truth be told, we don't have half as many African-Americans with his courage. Long live his spirit.
October 07, 2011
Our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Bell's family. It is so sad to lose someone we love. May our Heavenly Father, the God of comfort and tender mercies be with you. With deep sympathy,

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