Manning Marable, African American Studies Scholar, Dies at 60

Manning Marable, the author of a long-awaited new biography of Malcolm X to be published Monday and director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University, died Friday at the age of 60, his wife, Leith Mullings, has confirmed to the New York Times.   His new biography of Malcolm X is scheduled to be published on Monday by Viking.


Here is his website on Malcolm X. Our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.  He was a great scholar and a kind man.  He will be missed.


  1. phelonn

    Dr. Manning Marable’s death is indeed a loss. I’ve cited his work, and his contribution to the black struggle will live forever. My condolences to his wife and children.

  2. Blaque Swan, previously No1KState

    I’m not sure when I was first introduce to his work, but I’m sure I’ve quoted him.

    This is a great loss. Condolences indeed.


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