Siren Song features a discussion between Justice Gabrielle Kirk McDonald and Professor Derrick Bell. Both are black Americans and both are trailblazers. She is the only female presiding judge at the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague. He was the first black tenured law professor at Harvard. Both were deeply involved in the civil rights movement. In this conversation, they talk about law, their backgrounds, the surprising similarities between the testimonies of war crimes victims in Yugoslavia and race issues in the United States.
Producer: Dheera Sujan
Broadcast: November 23, 1997