The Nationwide Civil Rights Museum presents the She Took Justice Digital Guide Speak

Memphis, TN, March 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – From Queen Nzingha to Shirley Chisholm to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, The Black Woman has worked to overcome racial prejudice and gender oppression. To celebrate Women’s History Month, the National Civil Rights Museum is hosting a virtual book talk with author Gloria J. Browne-Marshall and her new book She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, and Power 1619-1969.

She Took Justice tells true stories about Black woman’s struggle against racist laws as she took readers on a journey from invading Africa to colonial times and the civil rights movement.

“I am honored to discuss my book She Took Justice with the audience at the National Civil Rights Museum,” said Browne-Marshall. “The civil rights movement plays a significant role in African American history, and I think it’s important to highlight these stories of incredible black women who fought for their rights despite violence and the law.”

“We’re excited to have this book conversation with this diverse author and civil rights attorney, Gloria Browne-Marshall,” said Faith Morris, the museum’s chief marketing and external affairs officer. “Gloria analyzes important epochs in the history of black women from a legal point of view in a decisive way. These stories are timely and relevant to many of today’s topics. “

The one-hour virtual event will take place on March 23, 2021 at 6 p.m. Central. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. The book is available in the museum’s online shop. Visit the museum’s website for more information.

Via the National Civil Rights Museum

The NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM in the historic Lorraine Motel, where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated provides a comprehensive overview of the American civil rights movement from slavery to the present day. Since the museum opened in 1991, millions of visitors have come from all over the world, including more than 90,000 students annually. The museum is determined to record the American civil rights movement and tell the story of the ongoing struggle for human rights. It trains and acts as a catalyst to stimulate action to create positive social change.

The museum is a Smithsonian subsidiary and an internationally recognized cultural institution. It is recognized as the National Medal Award 2019 by the Institute for Museums and Library Services (IMLS), the highest national award for museums and libraries. It’s a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Top 5% US Museum, USA Today’s Top 10 Best American Cultural Attractions; Top 10 Best Historic Places in the US from TLC’s Family Travel; Must be seen by Budget Travel and Kids by age 15; Top 10 American Treasures from USA Today; and best Memphis attraction from The Commercial Appeal and the Memphis Business Journal.

About the author, Gloria J. Browne-Marshall

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is a civil rights attorney, author, playwright, professor of constitutional law, and a founding member of the Faculty of Gender Studies at John Jay College (CUNY). She is also the author of Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Today, The Voting Rights War, The U.S. Constitution: An African American Context, The African American Woman: 400 Years of Perseverance, The Constitution: Important Cases and Conflicts (fourth edition coming soon) and “The Report on the Status of Black Women and Girls. Browne-Marshall is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Deadline Club, the New York Press Club, and the National Press Club. She received a Pulitzer Center Grant and a Frederick Lewis Allen Fellowship.

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