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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Cornel West on Manning Marable's Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

Professor Cornel West of Princeton University will discuss Manning Marable's new biography of Malcolm X, A Life of Reinvention, widely praised as "a meticulous, comprehensive and fair-minded portrait of both Malcolm and the turbulent period of American history in which he lived and died." And, in the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani writes that "Marable artfully strips away the layers and layers of myth that have been lacquered onto his subject's life." Marable, who died days before his book was released early this month, was a professor of African-American Studies at Columbia University and the founder of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies. Cornel West, Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, is the distinguished philosopher, activist, and critic who's written over twenty books, including the groundbreaking Race Matters, The African-American Century: How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Century, Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism, and a recent memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.

Date:
May 12, 2011

Time:
7:00 PM

College:
CUNY Graduate Center

Address:
365 Fifth Avenue
Manhattan
Building:
Graduate Center

Room:
Proshansky Auditorium

Phone:
212-817-2008

Website:
http://www.leonlevycenterforbiography.org

Admission:
Free

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