Dr. Manning Marable died today. The photo at the left is dated. In recent years, the afro was cropped and mostly white, but this is how he looked when I first met him. The afro always reminded me of Frederick Douglass. I had the chance to work with Dr. Marable the summer before I graduated from college. He was at the University of Colorado at the time, and perhaps in the beginning stages of his biography of Malcolm X (My research project that summer, directed by Dr. Marable, was on Malcolm). Dr. Marable’s highly anticipated tome, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, is to be published this Monday.
From the New York Times:
Manning Marable, Historian and Social Critic, Dies at 60
On Eve of Redefining Malcolm X, Biographer Dies