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Derrick Bell at Student Rally
On Campus

Derrick Bell at Student Rally

Derrick Bell speaks at a student organized, Harvard Law School rally for faculty diversity.

Professor Derrick Bell
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Students Carry On Tradition of Race Activism at the Law School

A new generation of activists is at the Law School’s helm. Student activists’ demands are broader and their tactics adapted, as they have drawn inspiration from their predecessors and built their own movement on the foundation of a vibrant history of protest at the Law School.

"Freedom of Speech is Not Neutral"
On Campus

"Freedom of Speech is Not Neutral"

A wall in the Caspersen Student Center of Harvard Law School bears messages from members of activist group Reclaim Harvard Law as well as other students who claim the group has had a chilling effect on campus freedom of speech.

Kurt C. Krieger '16
On Campus

Kurt C. Krieger '16

Kurt C. Krieger, Harvard Law School 3L and vocal critic of activist group Reclaim Harvard Law, wrote a letter to the editor in The Harvard Law Record criticizing the activists' narrow focus on campus-based issues.

Professor Derrick Bell
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Professor Derrick Bell

Derrick Bell walks with a group of Harvard Law School students after taking a voluntary unpaid leave of absence to protest the lack of tenured minority female professors.

Students Boycott Classes at Harvard Law School
Central Administration

Students Boycott Classes at Harvard Law School

Law students protest outside of President Bok's office in April 1991. Over 300 Harvard Law School students participated in a class boycott, asking for increased faculty diversity.

Black Law Student Association Protestor
Central Administration

Black Law Student Association Protestor

The Black Law Students Association, showing support for Professor Derrick Bell, rallied outside of President Bok's office in April 1991.

Law Student Rally
Central Administration

Law Student Rally

Students rally for faculty diversity at Harvard Law School in 1991.

Law Students Sit-In Dean Clark's Office
Central Administration

Law Students Sit-In Dean Clark's Office

Harvard Law School students staging a sit-in in Griswold Hall hold a strategy meeting to decide what they will do if the police enter the building.

Harvard Law School Seal
College

What’s in a Name?

Contentious debate about the history of slavery on college campuses erupted during the past year, provoking universities across the world to examine themselves and the people they honor. At Harvard, those debates have focused on symbols and titles associated, to some degree, with slavery.

Reframing And Research
Central Administration

Reframing And Research

Abby D. Duker ‘18 lectures on the history of Harvard President Abbott Lawrence Lowell on Thursday afternoon at the Phillips Brooks House as a part of a teach-in. Titled “Reframing Harvard’s History,” the event received support from the Undergraduate Council and the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Native Peoples, Native Politics
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Native Peoples, Native Politics

A student asks the four panelists, Adrienne Keene, Irene Bedard, Migizi Pensoneau, and Loris Taylor, a question after the last panel of the Native Peoples, Native Politics conference. The title of the panel was Native Politics in Broadcast Media and Film.

Reframing And Research
College

Student Researchers Aim to ‘Reframe Harvard’s History’

Students presented research on Harvard’s history of race relations, gender equality, and BGLTQ rights following intensifying discussion of such campus issues at an event hosted at Phillips Brooks House Thursday.

Race

After Threats, Muslim Law Students Condemn ‘Tepid’ Response

Two weeks after a comment perceived to be anti-Semitic ignited controversy at Harvard Law School, a coalition of student groups published an open letter condemning administrators for what they considered an inappropriate response to threats consequently directed at Muslim students.

Belinda Hall Awards
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Closing a Year of Activism, Law Students Hold Informal Commencement

​Balloons and around 100 people filled the student lounge at Harvard Law School to commemorate graduating student activists and a year of continued race-related activism at the school in an informal commencement ceremony Tuesday evening.