African American Suffragettes and Black Women Voters: Making Herstory with Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall
May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall reveals the stories of Black women who battled against laws and a society prejudiced against their race and gender, overcoming these seemingly impossible odds they rose from Black Suffragettes to present-day positions of political power.
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is a Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). She teaches classes in Constitutional Law, Race and the Law, Evidence, and Gender and Justice. She taught in the Africana Studies Program at Vassar College prior to John Jay. She is a civil rights attorney who litigated cases for Southern Poverty Law Center in Alabama, Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc. She addresses audiences nationally and internationally. Gloria J. Browne-Marshall has spoken on issues of law and justice in Ghana, Rwanda, England, Wales, Canada, South Africa, and before the United Nations in Geneva.
The Votes for Women series is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Ridgefield, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Historical Society, Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center, and Drum Hill Chapter of the DAR. This series is supported by CT Humanities.