About Gloria Browne-Marshall

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, an Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College in New York City, is author of Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present, and a writer who has covered the U.S. Supreme Court, and major legal issues.

In the Name of Trayvon: Turn Grieving Into Action

Not very long ago, people of color were murdered with impunity. Schools were segregated by law. Voting resulted in death threats. And, then, we changed America. We can do it again. Nothing can return Sybrina Martin’s son. However, anger can become action. Let’s make Trayvon Martin’s case an agent for action. George Zimmerman, 28, shot and killed Trayvon Benjamin Martin, 17, on February 26, 2012. Martin was unarmed. Zimmerman claimed self-defense. The jury believed him. This … [Read more...]