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She Took Justice: How Powerful Black Women Spanning Three Centuries Used Law To Combat Racism And Oppression

She Took Justice: How Powerful Black Women Spanning Three Centuries Used Law To Combat Racism And Oppression

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Celebrate Black History Month with the Women in Law Section and Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall, as she highlights courageous Black women from the last three centuries. Professor Browne-Marshall will tell the fascinating and inspiring stories of well-known (and lesser-known), influential Black women, including Queen Nzingha, Mary Black, Elizabeth Jennings, Sojourner Truth, and Shirley Chisholm, including how the law was an enemy to these women. She will explain how these Black women were able to turn the law into a weapon they used to combat discrimination and fight against race laws and criminal injustice. Professor Browne-Marshall will focus on cases such as the Salem Witch Trials; the Ruby McCollum case, a landmark trial in the struggle for civil rights; and Cooper v. Power, finding racial gerrymandering in Brooklyn.  She will also explain how these women used perseverance, intelligence, and the law to create platforms from which they lifted others as they rose.

Start Date:
  • February 24, 2021
Start Time:
  • 12:30 PM
End Time:
  • 1:30 PM
Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Region:
  • Virtual Participation
Format:
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0KG91
Section Member Price: $0.00
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Non-Member Price: $0.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Committee On Continuing Legal Education
  • Women In Law Section