Gloria Browne-Marshall

Gloria Browne-Marshall

Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Socrates Program

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall 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.

Professor Browne-Marshall is the author of many books and articles. Her books include “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. Her forthcoming book is titled “She Took Justice” (Routledge) about Black Women and the law from warrior Queen Nzingha to today’s activists (Parts 1 & 2). She is working on a documentary film titled “She Took Justice” to accompany the book.

She is a playwright of seven produced plays. Her most recent play in-process is titled “CLASS” about the racial fight over the American Dream. Her screenplay “Freeman’s Men” was a Finalist as well as Official Selection at national and international film festivals.

Professor Browne-Marshall is an essayist and legal commentator who covers the United States Supreme Court and major cases. She has given commentary on decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions and national legal issues for CNN, MSNBC, CBS, BBC, NPR, WHYY, WVON as well as other media, nation-wide. 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 the founder/director of The Law and Policy Group, Inc., a “think tank” for the community and Executive Editor of “The Report on the Status of Black Women and Girls(r).”

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall has been the recipient of several honors for her work with civil rights, social justice and women’s equality issues such as the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Justice Award, Malcolm X Award, NAACP Community Service Award, and the Wiley College Women of Excellence in Law award. She is a member of the Dramatist Guild, Mystery Writers of America, National Association of Black Journalists, PEN American Center, PEN International, Society of Professional Journalists, ASALH, the American Bar Association, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the National Bar Association and the National Press Club.

Professor Browne-Marshall is a Pulitzer Center grant recipient. She completed the New York City Marathon and is working on her debut novel, a book of historical fiction.