Joseph E. Marshall

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Joseph Earl Marshall, Jr. (born 1947)[1][2] is an American author, lecturer, radio talk show host, and community activist.

Marshall grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and the South Central part of Los Angeles, California.[1][3] He graduated from Loyola High School of Los Angeles, the University of San Francisco with a BA in political science and sociology (1968),[2][4] San Francisco State University in 1974 with an M.A. in Education,[5] and the Wright Institute with a Ph.D. in Psychology.[6] Marshall became a teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School of San Francisco in 1969 after getting his B.A.[3] In 1994, Marshall left his teaching job to become an anti-violence activist.[5]

San Francisco urban contemporary station KMEL hired Marshall to host the Sunday night talk show Street Soldiers after local rapper MC Hammer hosted the November 1991 debut show.[7]

He is the founder of the Alive & Free Movement and the founder and president of the Street Soldiers National Consortium.



  • Street Soldier, One Man's Struggle to Save a Generation, One Life at a Time, Delacorte Press, 1996, ISBN 978-0-385-31430-5


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  3. ^ a b "One Man's Struggle To Save A Generation". Urban Youth Workers Institute. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
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  5. ^ a b "Hall of Fame 2008 inductees". San Francisco State University. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
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  8. ^ "Best Community-Oriented Radio Program - 2012 Street Soldiers". SF Weekly. Retrieved December 28, 2012.