"I hope educators at every level are attracted to this book as a teaching tool."
―Derrick Bell, from the foreword
"Gloria Browne-Marshall's Race, Law, and American Society builds on the great vision of the late great Barbara Jordan: How will America become as great as its promise? Black courageous citizens have been at the forefront of this movement. This book is a gem."
―Cornel West, Class of 1943 University Professor of Religion, Princeton University
"Brilliantly researched, Gloria Browne-Marshall's history of Race, Law, and American Society is bold and challenging; dramatic, comprehensive, and galvanizing. Everyone concerned about justice and dignity, civility, the law and human survival will want to read, and assign this book."
―Blanche Wiesen Cook, University Distinguished Professor, John Jay College & The Graduate Center, CUNY and author of Eleanor Roosevelt
"In this sophisticated survey of Supreme Court decisions, Gloria Browne-Marshall shows African Americans working to make ‘liberty and justice’ more than rhetoric―by pressing judges to expand freedom’s scope from that for white men to the majority. All Americans owe Black Americans much for making the United States ever more democratic and justice-oriented."
―Joe R. Feagin, Ella C. McFadden Professor of Liberal Arts, Texas A & M University
About the Author
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, an Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, litigated Civil Rights and Public Law cases for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., Community Legal Services, and Southern Poverty Law Center, prior to academe. She is the author of The Constitution: Major Cases and Conflicts, founder of The Law and Policy Group, Inc., and a noted playwright.