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Afrolantica Legacies
by Derrick Bell

    Publication Date: Sep 01, 1997
    List Price: $24.95
    Format: Hardcover, 186 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9780883781999
    Imprint: Third World Press
    Publisher: Third World Press
    Parent Company: Third World Press

    Hardcover Description:

    Derrick Bell is perhaps best known for the principled stand he took at Harvard in 1990 when he quit his tenured position on the law-school faculty to protest the school’s failure to grant tenure to a black woman. Now a visiting professor at New York Law School, Bell is still deeply interested in issues of race relations and has chosen to explore the subject fictionally in ""Afrolantica Legacies."" In a nutshell, the story goes like this: a mysterious land mass suddenly appears in the Atlantic Ocean, a fabulous island on which only black people can survive. American blacks set sail to the island to begin a new life, only to see it sink again before they can reach the shore. On the return trip to America, the passengers draw up a list of principles called the Afrolantica Legacies, defining how they want to reposition themselves in American society. The book uses a fictional setting to outline some remedies for the problem of race relations between African Americans and white people in our society.

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