Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is the author of "She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, and Power," "Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present," "The Voting Rights War," "The Constitution: Major Cases and Conflicts" and "The Black Woman: 400 Years of Perseverance."
Always the writer, Gloria's essays have appeared in the Milwaukee Courier, TIME.com, CNN.com, NBC.com and her poem Mother Mythic is in Penumbra and "white privilege" is in Esthetic Apostle Journal. Her articles appear in several journals and online. Gloria is a playwright with seven produced plays and looks forward to the production of her play that asks "who owns American history?" She is working on a documentary based on travels to Angola, a nonfiction book on uprisings, and her debut novel.
Gloria is a playwright with seven stage-plays, including "SHOT: Caught a Soul" published by TRW, "My Juilliard," "Killing Me Softly," "Waverly Place," "Crossroad" asks who owns the American Dream, and "Dreams of Emmett Till" takes the murder of Till into the 21st century. She attended the Sarah Lawrence MFA playwrights program.
Gloria is a tenured Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College (CUNY). She also taught in the Africana Studies Program at Vassar College. Prior to academia, Gloria litigated cases for the Southern Poverty Law Center, Community Legal Services, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc.
She is the recipient of many awards including an IOP Harvard Kennedy School Fellowship, Pulitzer Center grant, Wiley College Woman of Excellence Award, NAACP Service Award, Emerging Screenwriter Award, (many film festival awards) and Frederick Lewis Allen Fellowship.
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall has appeared in several documentary films, including "Let The World See" on Mamie and Emmett Till, "Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom" and "Becoming Frederick Douglass." She speaks nationally and internationally about her books and issues of social justice.