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Manning Marable’s Column was a Staple in the Black Press

Manning Marable’s Column Was a Staple in the Black Press

by Richard Prince

Noted African American historian Manning Marable died in New York on Friday, three days before his long-awaited book containing revelations about Malcolm X is to be published, his publicist confirmed. He was 60.

Manning MarableA prolific writer, Marable directed the Institute for the Research in African American Studies at Columbia University and for years wrote the column “Along the Color Line” in the black press.

“He had been hospitalized with pneumonia last month, and last summer had a double lung transplant meant to relieve him of sarcoidosis, a lung disease from which he had suffered for a quarter century,” Larry Rohter wrote in the New York Times: Read more..

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