Naomii Brack

Independent Historian

Naomii Brack is an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at City of Chicago Colleges – Richard J. Daley Campus in Chicago, Illinois.  Her Ph.D. in Human Services with a Specialization in Criminal Justice is from Capella University, while her master’s degree in Administration of Criminal Justice is from Chicago State University, and her undergraduate degree of the same discipline is from Governors’ State University.  Her past endeavors include working as a corporate paralegal/legal assistant for over twenty-three years. She has authored a dissertation regarding vulnerable citizens and the justice system entitled “Dangerous Residents: Residency Placement of Violent Felons and Sex Offenders in Long-Term Nursing Facilities,” a Qualitative Analysis and a Thesis entitled “Hegemony within the Criminal Justice System,” a Qualitative Analysis.  She is the historian, coordinator, and event planner of Black History at her church. The native of the South Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, specializes in the victimization of vulnerable citizens in Black communities, past and present.

Honorae Alfred Glascor (1914-2011)

Honorae Alfred (Ray) Glascor, was one of Franklin County, Ohio’s first African American judges. Glascor was born January 15, 1914 in Augusta, Georgia. Glascor’s parents, Sebron and Fannie Glascor, were sharecroppers. In 1921 the Glascor family relocated to Columbus, Ohio. Glascor had five siblings:  Lula, … Read MoreHonorae Alfred Glascor (1914-2011)

Finney, Ernest Adolphus, Jr. (1931-2017)

Ernest Adolphus Finney, Jr. was the first African American elected to the South Carolina General Assembly, the first African American Circuit Court Judge in South Carolina, and the first chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court. Finney was born in Smithfield, Virginia in 1931, the son of Ernest A., Sr. … Read MoreFinney, Ernest Adolphus, Jr. (1931-2017)

Henry Ell Frye (1932- )

Henry Ell Frye is the first African American Assistant United States District Attorney, the first African American elected to the North Carolina General Assembly in the twentieth century, and the first African American Chief Justice for the North Carolina Supreme Court. Frye was born on August 1, 1932 in Ellerbe, … Read MoreHenry Ell Frye (1932- )

George Henry Brown, Jr. (1939- )

George Henry Brown, Jr., the first African American appointed to serve on the Tennessee Supreme Court, was born on July 16, 1939 and grew up in in Memphis, Tennessee. Brown’s father Alfred was a car cleaner for the Illinois Central Railroad, and his mother Sara was a teacher for the … Read MoreGeorge Henry Brown, Jr. (1939- )

Charles Edward Freeman (1933- )

Charles E. Freeman is the first and only African American to serve on the State of Illinois Supreme Court, representing the First Judicial District of Illinois. Freeman was born in 1933 in Richmond, Virginia.  A 1954 graduate of Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. Freeman served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to … Read MoreCharles Edward Freeman (1933- )

Myra Consetta Selby (1955- )

Myra Consetta Selby has served as both the first African American and first female associate justice appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court.  Selby was born in 1955 in Bay City, Michigan. Selby’s father, the late Ralph L. Selby, worked as an attorney; her mother Archie was a fourth-grade school teacher.  … Read MoreMyra Consetta Selby (1955- )