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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Events celebrating life of Marable to be webcast live

Events celebrating life of Marable to be webcast live

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The life of Manning Marable, the prolific author and founding director of the Africana and Latin American Studies Program at Colgate, will be celebrated Monday (Oct. 24) with two campus events that also will be webcast live.

Marable died April 1, 2011, at age 60. His book, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, was published just three days after his death. The biography, at nearly 600 pages, has been characterized in media accounts as a re-evaluation of Malcolm X's life that challenges long-held beliefs about the civil rights leader.

Marable was at Colgate from 1983 to 1987, teaching a range of courses including African American Social Thought and African American Freedom Struggles.

The two Monday events are open to the public and also available online at http://livestream.com/colgateuniversity. There is no special software needed to view the live webcasts.

The events:

-- 4:15 p.m., Love Auditorium
Keynote address by Clayborne Carson, professor of history and the founding director of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Foundation. His topic will be "Manning Marable on the Integrity of Leadership and Scholarship in History's Greatest Freedom Struggle."

-- 7:30 p.m., Love Auditorium
Three scholars, Robyn Spencer (Lehman College), Russell Rickford (Dartmouth College), and Komozi Woodard (Sarah Lawrence University) will discuss Marable's Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

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