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Gospel Choirs: Psalms Of Survival In An Alien Land Called Home

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Through parables and essays, Derrick Bell offers an eloquent work of social commentary on the permanence of racism.“Gospel,” says Derrick Bell, “and particularly the gospel choir at its best, echoes the tempos of the soul searching for God’s peace in the midst of a hostile world.”Just like the songs of a gospel choir, the pieces in this book give voice to the hardships fac ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 30th 1997 by Basic Books (first published 1996)
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Adam
Yes, of course, what else can you do when Professor Bell's Annual Gospel Choir is cancelled but dive into his book, Gospel Choirs?!

This book is beautifully Bell, in that it levies sharp critiques of American race relations, rides along on brilliantly creative narratives soaked in socio-political argumentation, is accessible to those in the legal profession and far afield, and maintains an overarching commitment to both justice and the beauty of music.

The stories are all worth reading, and re-rea
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Derrick A. Bell Jr. is a Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and a legal scholar and activist in critical race theory.
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