Janet Dewart Bell is a social justice activist with a doctorate in leadership and change from Antioch University.  She founded the Derrick Bell Lecture on Race in American Society at the New York University School of Law, now in its 23rd year. She is author of Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement (The New Press).

An award-winning television and radio producer, 

Dr. Bell lives in New York City.

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