Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, Professor of Constitutional Law and Africana Studies, won an Emmy Award as writer and host of Your Democracy, an animated series about the U.S. Constitution. The ten-segment program, which explores topics like criminal justice, freedom of the press, citizenship, voting rights, immigration, and states' rights, was recognized at the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Awards on October 14.
‘“Your Democracy was created to make the U.S. Constitution more accessible,” Browne-Marshall said. “Especially now when many high schools are no longer teaching civics classes and some adults are unfamiliar with basic constitutional tenets.” Produced by WHYY, a PBS/NPR affiliate in Philadelphia, Your Democracy has been accessed over 200,000 times by viewers in the U.S. and five countries. “It was a pleasure combining my legal and artistic interests,” she said. Watch Your Democracy here.
Browne-Marshall is a playwright, social justice attorney, and the author of She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, and Power, The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice, The Constitution: Major Cases and Conflicts and Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present, among others. She is currently working on two books. A more comprehensive biography can be found here.