Gloria J. Browne-Marshall

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is the host of Your Democracy, a program dedicated to exploring how the Constitution holds up against the complexities of 21st century American life in ways the framers could not have foretold.

She is a professor of constitutional law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). She teaches classes in constitutional law, race and the law, evidence, and gender and justice. She taught in the Africana Studies Program at Vassar College prior to John Jay. She is a civil rights attorney who litigated cases for Southern Poverty Law Center in Alabama, Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc.. She addresses audiences nationally and internationally. Gloria J. Browne-Marshall has spoken on issues of law and justice in France, Ghana, Rwanda, England, Wales, Canada, South Africa, and before the United Nations in Geneva and New York City.

She has written many articles and other books including The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice (Rowman&Littlefield), and Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present (Routledge), which includes chapters on race and education, voting rights, criminal justice, property, civil liberties and protest, the military and internationalism concerning African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Native Americans.

Professor Browne-Marshall is a syndicated columnist and legal commentator who covers the United States Supreme Court and major cases. She has given commentary on Supreme Court decisions, the Mueller investigation, police shootings, and constitutional questions on media such as CNN, MSNBC, CBS, WVON, as well as newspapers nationwide. Professor Browne-Marshall is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is a member of the Executive Council of ASALH, the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History. ASALH was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the scholar and creator of Black History Month.

Her most recent book She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, and Power, 1619 To 1969 is available for purchase now.

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