Scholar Manning Marable Dies At 60

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NEW YORK-Black historian, Manning Marable has died at age 60 of complications related to pneumonia. Marable was the the director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York. The Root reports:

A lifelong Marxist, Manning was a member of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism and the Working Families Party. His latest book was a labor of love born from an enduring fascination with Malcolm X. In 2005, he told Democracy Now host Amy Goldman, “Malcolm X was the most remarkable historical figure produced by Black America in the 20th century. That’s a heavy statement, but I think that in his 39 short years of life, Malcolm came to symbolize Black urban America, its culture, its politics, its militancy, its outrage against structural racism and at the end of his life, a broad internationalist vision of emancipatory power…”

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