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“Writers on Writing” Radio Show (Replay)

February 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

About the Episode
In this rebroadcast, Dr. Brenda M. Greene interviews writer Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, professor of Constitutional Law, legal correspondent, and playwright at John Jay College of the City University of New York. Greene and Browne-Marshall discuss her recent play Shot: Caught a Soul, her award-winning screenplay Freeman’s Men, and her books The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice, and She Took Justice: Black Women, Law, and Power, 1619 to 1969. Professor Browne-Marshall is a multigenre author whose texts, case studies, essays, plays, and screenplays expose the racism intertwined with criminal justice and constitution laws, nationally and internationally. She has dedicated her life’s work to documenting these issues through her texts, forums, conferences, and creative work. The interview provides insight into her raison d’être for pursuing this work.

About the Guest
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is a professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). She is a civil rights attorney who has litigated cases for Southern Poverty Law Center in Alabama, Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Inc. Professor Browne-Marshall is the author of many articles and several books, including The Voting Rights War: The NAACP, the Ongoing Struggle for Justice (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), and Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present (Routledge, 2013). Her most recent book is She Took Justice: Black Women, Law and Power, 1619 to 1969 (Routledge, 2020), and she is working on a documentary film entitled, She Took Justice to accompany the book. Professor Browne-Marshall is also a syndicated columnist and legal commentator and 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.

Select episodes of “Writers on Writing” can now be heard on the new CBL YouTube channel. Explore our digital archives!

Email writers@mec.cuny.edu for more information.


February 13, 2022
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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