Reknown Malcolm X scholar Dr. Manning Marable passed away last Friday, April 1 at the age of 60. Dr. Marable studied at Earlham College (A.B. ’71), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.A. ’72), and earned his Ph.D. in American History at the University of Maryland in 1976. Dr. Marable would go on to pursue his scholarship at Cornell University, Fisk University, Colgate University, Ohio State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, and most recently, Columbia University, where he served as M. Moran Weston and Black Alumni Council Professor of African American Studies.
A prolific researcher, Dr. Marable produced nearly 300 articles and close to 20 books over the course of his storied career in African American studies. His latest work, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, was published today and is on order at the UNC Undergraduate Library. In the meantime, here at the Stone Center Library, we encourage you to make use of our resources if you’re interested in examining Dr. Marable’s academic legacy in more detail. For example, here are a handful of his books available here at the Library:
- Beyond black and white : transforming African-American politics (2009)
- Barack Obama and African American empowerment : the rise of Black America’s new leadership (2009)
- The great wells of democracy : the meaning of race in American life (2002)
- How capitalism underdeveloped Black America : problems in race, political economy, and society (c2000)
- Black leadership c1998
A full list of our holdings authored and/or edited by Dr. Marable is also available here.