Joseph E. Marshall
Marshall grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and the South Central part of Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Loyola High School of Los Angeles, the University of San Francisco with a BA in political science and sociology (1968), San Francisco State University in 1974 with an M.A. in Education, and the Wright Institute with a Ph.D. in Psychology. Marshall became a teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School of San Francisco in 1969 after getting his B.A. In 1994, Marshall left his teaching job to become an anti-violence activist.
He is the founder of the Alive & Free Movement and the founder and president of the Street Soldiers National Consortium.
- 2004 Ashoka Fellow
- 1994 MacArthur Fellows Program
- Leadership Award from the Children's Defense Fund
- Essence Award honoring outstanding contributions by African American men
- 1996 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Award from the National Educational Association
- 2001 "Use Your Life Award" from Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network.
- 2012 "Best Community-Oriented Radio Program Award" from SF Weekly for Street Soldiers
- Street Soldier, One Man's Struggle to Save a Generation, One Life at a Time, Delacorte Press, 1996, ISBN 978-0-385-31430-5
- "Joe Marshall". The Historymakers. Retrieved December 28, 2012.
- "One Man's Struggle To Save A Generation". Urban Youth Workers Institute. Retrieved December 28, 2012.
- "Hall of Fame 2008 inductees". San Francisco State University. Retrieved December 28, 2012.
- "Best Community-Oriented Radio Program - 2012 Street Soldiers". SF Weekly. Retrieved December 28, 2012.