For more than 30 years, Professor Ruth-Arlene Howe '74 — BC Law's first tenured Black professor and co-founder of the Black Alumni Network — helped lead the school to new heights. She is a renowned scholar, a cherished mentor to generations of students, and an influential member of the greater Boston legal community and beyond. Learn more about her remarkable story and legacy through the video and extended interviews below.
This is part of a larger project documenting Black history at BC Law. A full website with additional content will launch in April 2024.
Part of the Ruth-Arlene Howe and Black History at BC Law project, these first four extended interviews were conducted in the fall of 2023, and chronicle the subjects' thoughts on Professor Howe's legacy, their own experiences as a Black law student and alum, and what BLSA and BAN mean to them. More videos will be added shortly.