Monday, April 4, 2011

Acknowledging the Passing of a Radical Intellectual and Activist, Manning Marable

this lovely photograph of Manning Marable (May 13, 1950 – April 1, 2011) is from here

Manning Marable passed on just a few days ago, on April 1, 2011. For those who are not familiar with him or his work, he was an African American radical anti-racism scholar, professor, writer, and activist. His newest book has just been published, days following his passing. It is a very important book, titled Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, In it, Manning Marable has challenged portions of Malcolm's own autobiography, and added to the scholarship and inquiry regarding his assassination. I watched some coverage today on his life and work, including interviews with him. My condolences to his loved ones and to so many people whose lives he touched, shaped, and radicalised.

Tavis Smiley remembers him here:

Here's a link to his newest book:

Here is a discussion with him on that book, from Democracy Now!

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