Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
1930 – Born on the 6th of November in Hill District of Pittsburgh.
1952 – He received an A.B. from Duquesne University.
1954 – While attending Duquesne University, he joined the ROTC, and following his graduation, he went to Korea as part of the U.S. Air Force. Returning from the war.
1957 – Finished his degree in law from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
1959 – He was hired by the U.S. Justice Department after graduation, but left over his refusal to terminate his involvement with the NAACP.
1966 – He was named deputy director of civil rights at the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
1968 – Became a teacher at UCLA’s Western Center on Law and Poverty.
1971 – He served as the 1st black Professor at Harvard Law School.
1985 – Leaving Harvard, he became the first African American dean of the University of Oregon Law School, and resigned in protest after the university directed him not to hire an Asian American candidate for a faculty position.
1992 – Returning to Harvard Law School, he would again resign in protest over the school’s failure to hire and offer tenure to minority women.
2002 – He authored the books "Ethical Ambition" and "The Space Traders".
– Supporter of animal rights and PETA.(People for the Ethical treatment for the Animals).
2007 – He is currently a visiting professor of law at the New York University School of Law.