Writers on Writing
Tune in this Week
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016; and Nov. 27, 2016
“Writers on Writing” Radio Show
With Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director of
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY
WNYE 91.5 FM
Sundays, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Listen at https://www.wmecradio.com
About the Program
Dr. Brenda Greene talks with professor and writer Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, whose recent book, The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice, tells of the courageous struggle to achieve voting equality through more than one hundred years of work by the NAACP at the Supreme Court.
Dr. Greene and Browne-Marshall discuss what the statement from the foreword from Rev. Dr. C T Vivian, “A democracy takes work, especially now” means in 2016. They also discuss the birth of the NAACP, the obstacles faced by Blacks who were disenfranchised, key figures who were instrumental in advocating for Voter Registration and next steps, given the results of the election we just had.
About the Author
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is associate professor of constitutional law at John Jay College (CUNY) and a civil rights attorney. She is the author of Race, Law, and American Society. Browne-Marshall is an award-winning legal correspondent and a playwright. A member of the National Press Club, her weekly columns on the U.S. Supreme Court are syndicated nationwide. She has provided commentary for BBC, CNN, CBS, NPR, C-SPAN, and more.
Browne-Marshall was a visiting lecturer at Vassar College in the Africana Studies program. Prior to academia, she was a civil rights attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, and then the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. She speaks nationally and internationally about racial justice and gender equality under law.
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is the author of articles and the books The U.S. Constitution: An African American Context and Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present (Routledge), a seminal book on race-based laws in the areas of education, voting rights, property rights, criminal justice, civil liberties, the military, and internationalism. Her forthcoming book is titled She Took Justice: The Powerful Rise of Black Women in America, 1619–2010. She is an award-winning syndicated columnist and the U.S. Supreme Court correspondent for AANIC (African-American News & Information Consortium). Her nonprofit organization The Law and Policy Group Inc. bridges the gap between laws, policies, and the people governed by them. The L&PG publishes the only ongoing report on the state of Black women in America.
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is the recipient of many awards, including the NAACP Ethel Lawrence Trailblazer Award, Association of Black Women Attorney’s Service Award, the New York County Lawyers’ Ida B. Wells Award for work on gender and race issues, the Woman of Excellence in Law Award from Wiley College (Texas), and the Community Action Award from Black Star News.