Activist and Author To Speak on “Living Black History” at Allegheny College

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Feb. 14, 2011 – Activist and author Manning Marable will present the lecture “Living Black History: How Reimaging the African-American Past Can Remake America’s Racial Future” on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in Quigley Auditorium at Allegheny College.

One of America’s most influential and widely read scholars, Marable is professor of public affairs, political science and history at Columbia University, where he is also founding director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies. His research explores issues of race relations, culture and society.

Marable has written or edited nearly 20 books and scholarly anthologies, including “The Great Wells of Democracy: The Meaning of Race in American Life,” “Freedom on My Mind: The Columbia Documentary History of the African American Experience,” “Freedom” and “Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Voices of Resistance, Reform, and Renewal: An African-American Anthology.” He is currently working on a biography on Malcolm X.

He received his B.A. from Earlham College and his Ph.D. from University of Maryland.

For more information, contact Allegheny’s Office of Diversity Affairs at 814-332-3332.