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Author Watson, Elwood.

Title Outsiders within : black women in the legal academy after Brown v. Board / Elwood Watson.

Imprint Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, 2008.

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Description 1 online resource (vii, 153 pages)
Note Includes index.
Contents In the media spotlight : Anita Hill and Lani Guinier -- A hostile and unsupportive environment -- Dealing with the multiple isms : racism, sexism, elitism -- Affirmative action : combating assumptions -- Interacting with students : that delicate balance -- Derrick Bell, Harvard Law School, and the emergence of black feminist jurisprudence -- Empowerment within.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Through interviews with prominent legal academics such as Lani Guinier and Kimberle Crenshaw, Outsiders Within presents the trials and accomplishments of black women law professors who began to enter the legal academy in the 1970s and 80s. The often-overlooked legacies of these women are brought to light as chapters highlight the work of important women like Jean Cahn, who co-founded Antioch Law School in 1972, and Emma Coleman-Jordan, who founded the Northeast Corridor Collective of black women lawprofessors in 1988. Author Elwood Watson also discusses the scholarship of a number of black wom.
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Subject African American women lawyers.
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Watson, Elwood. Outsiders within. Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 9780742540736 0742540731 (DLC) 2007050243 (OCoLC)183928602
ISBN 9780742599802 (electronic bk.)
0742599809 (electronic bk.)
9780742540736 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0742540731 (cloth ; alk. paper)