Manning Marable Dies On Eve of Redefining Malcolm X Biography

Monday, April 04, 2011

Martin Luther King and Malcolm X waiting for press conference Malcolm X, like Martin Luther King, was a powerful speaker. But according to Columbia University professor Manning Marable, Malcolm X’s emphasis on self defense, pride, and African heritage, presente (Credit: Marion S. Trikosko, Courtesy of The Library of Congress)

Manning Marable, a pioneering scholar and author of a highly anticipated biography of Malcolm X, died Friday. He was due to speak with us about his new book, out today. Joining us to discuss Marable’s accomplishments and his final work are Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, and Melissa Harris-Perry, Associate Professor of Politics and African-American studies at Princeton University. Marable considered "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention" book his life's work. It is the definitive account of Malcolm X drawn from primary sources, explains Michael Eric Dyson.


Michael Eric Dyson and Melissa Harris-Perry

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Duncan Wilson

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