She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law and Power 1619-1969

A Virtual Book Talk with Gloria Browne-Marshall

March 23, 6:00pm Central

The book is available for purchase on the museum's online store.


From Queen Nzingha to Shirley Chisholm and now Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, The Black Woman has successfully overcome racial prejudice and gender oppression. In celebration of Women's History Month, the Museum presents a virtual book talk featuring author Gloria J. Browne-Marshall to discuss her new book, She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, and Power 1619-1969.  The author tells true stories of The Black Woman’s fight against racist laws while taking readers on a journey from the invasion of Africa into the Colonial period and the Civil Rights Movement.

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is a civil rights attorney, author, playwright, professor of Constitutional Law, and founding member of the Gender Studies faculty at John Jay College (CUNY). She is also the author of The Voting Rights War” and “Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present,"  “The U.S. Constitution: An African-American Context," “The African-American Woman: 400 Years of Perseverance," “The Constitution: Major Cases and Conflicts” 4ed which is forthcoming, and “The Report on the Status of Black Women and Girls.

Browne-Marshall is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Society of Professional Journalists, the Deadline Club, the New York Press Club, and the National Press Club.