Women's Suffrage and Voting Rights
Join us for a presentation by Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Room: STC 120
About the Speaker:
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is a Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College (CUNY) and a founding member of its Gender Studies program. Gloria teaches constitutional law, race and politics, gender and justice, and evidence classes to graduates and undergraduates. She was a visiting lecturer in the Africana Studies program at Vassar College and a civil rights attorney prior to coming to John Jay College. Gloria litigated cases for the Southern Poverty Law Center, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc.. Gloria was a law clerk in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, St. Louis University Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Fels School of Government.
Gloria has written many law review articles and academic book chapters. Her books include "The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice," "The African-American Woman: 400 Years of Perseverance," "The U.S. Constitution: An African-American Context," "The Constitution: Major Cases and Conflicts" and "Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present." Her book "Race, Law, and American Society," the seminal book connecting 400 years of American racial history in the areas of education, voting rights, property rights, criminal justice, the military, and internationalism involving African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans. Her forthcoming book is titled "She Took Justice" telling the journey of Black women through the prism of law.
Gloria is a U.S. Supreme Court correspondent with award-winning articles. Her article titled "Busing Ended 20 Years Ago. Today Our Schools Are Segregated Once Again" was published by Time.com. Gloria has provided legal commentary for CBS, CBSN, CNN, MSNBC, France24, ABC, C-Span as well as radio commentary for NPR, BBC America and WVON (Chicago). She hosts the weekly one hour radio program "Law of the Land with Gloria J. Browne-Marshall" on WBAI 99.5FM and WBAI.org. Her article on Affirmative Action titled "A Shared Burden" was published by CNN.com. She currently serves as Special Issues Editor for "Phylon" the peer-reviewed journal founded by Dr. W.E.B. DuBois.
Gloria is a playwright who has had productions in New York City, Chicago, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Philadelphia and Milwaukee. She attended the MFA program in playwrighting at Sarah Lawrence College. Her play CLASS is a two character play about a confrontation between an angry working-class White student and affluent African-American female professor over the history of race and their grasp of the American Dream. Her screenplay "Freeman's Men" has won top screenplay awards at film festivals in New York City, London, France, and Mexico. Her poem "white privilege" was published by The Esthetic Apostle and performed at the Nuyorican Poets Café. Gloria Browne-Marshall is completing work on her debut novel of historical fiction.
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall speaks nationally and internationally on constitutional law issues as well as racial justice and gender equality. In 2019, Gloria addressed audiences in France as an invited speaker at the American Library in Paris and met with the Secretary of State and Secretary of Culture in Luanda, Angola. In 2016, she was an invited speaker at the Universite' de Franche Comte in Besancon, France, where she gave the lecture titled ""Racial Violence in America Today: What Would James Baldwin Do?" She was an exchange scholar to England in 2007. Gloria has spoken in France, Ghana, Rwanda, England, Wales, Canada, South Africa and before the United Nations in Geneva and New York.
Gloria Browne-Marshall is Founder/Director of The Law and Policy Group, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization and 'think tank' for the community which publishes "The Report on the Status of Black Women and Girls(r)," the only ongoing report on the state of Black females in America. She has served on many national boards that focus on the protection of vulnerable groups. Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is a member of the Executive Council of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) and chaired ASALH's 400th Commemoration Committee (1619-2019). Gloria is the recipient of many honors such as the NAACP Ethel Lawrence Trailblazer Award, the Association of Black Women Attorney's Community Service Award, the New York County Lawyers' Ida B. Wells Award, the Woman of Excellence in Law award from Wiley College (Texas), the Community Action Award from the Black Star News, the Malcolm X Award from NAKO and the ONI Award. Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., National Association of Black Journalists, Mystery Writers of America, Society of Professional Journalists, BIO, PEN America Center, and the National Press Club.