The Kemetic Institute for Health and Human Development in Partnership with Catalyst Mbongi will sponsor the Listervelt Middleton Lecture Series. The lecture topic will be “She Took Justice: What are you Fighting For?” and will be presented by Prof. Gloria Browne-Marshall a Constitutional Law Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The free lecture will be held at Benedict College on February 21, 2023, at 7 P.M. in the Ponder Fine Arts Little Theater.
A proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is a writer, activist and professor. An award-winning legal correspondent selected for a Pulitzer Center grant, Professor Browne-Marshall has given legal commentary on decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions and national legal issues for CNN, MSNBC, CBS, BBC, as well as other media, nationwide.
A civil rights attorney, Prof. Browne-Marshall litigated cases for Southern Poverty Law Center in Alabama, Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc. She was an exchange scholar to England’s Bramshill Police College and presented an Intervention before the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on racial injustices in the American criminal justice system.
Browne-Marshall has also authored many books and articles including, “She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, and Power” “The Voting Rights War” and “Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present,” a book that discusses race and education, voting rights, criminal justice, civil liberties and protest, the military and internationalism concerning African Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans and Native Americans.
A playwright with seven produced plays, her recent play “SHOT: Caught a Soul” depicts a Black teen haunting the White police officer who shot him, and “Dreams of Emmett Till” takes that tragic encounter into the 21st century.
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.
The Kemetic Institute, founded by Dr. William F. Gunn, Jr., is a non-profit organization designed to provide wellness education and improve the overall well-being of all South Carolinians.