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An Analysis of the Black Vote of 2000 topic of lecture at Moravian – March 28

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)— Dr. Manning Marable, professor of history and political science and the founding director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, will present a lecture entitled "Politics and the History of Race: An Analysis of the Black Vote of 2000" on Wednesday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., in Prosser Auditorium. Admission to the lecture is free and open to the public.

The author of 12 books, Marable is one of the most widely read black intellectuals in the United States. He has written more than 200 articles for academic journals, anthologies, and other scholarly publications. His forthcoming books include What Black America Thinks: Race, Ideology and Political Power, The Columbia Reader of African-American Thought, and African-American Thought, co-edited with Leith Mullings.

Since 1976, Marable has written "Along the Color Line," a syndicated commentary on African-American politics and public affairs, published in 325 newspapers and magazines in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Caribbean, and India.

Marable was the founding director of Colgate University’s African and Hispanic Studies Program from 1983 to 1986. He was the chairperson of the Department of Black Studies at Ohio State University from 1987 to 1989, and was professor of history and political science at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1989 to 1993.

Marable is a regular discussant and analyst on the politics of race in America. During 1999-2000, he appeared on The Charlie Rose Show, ABC Weekend News, Fox Network News, C-SPAN, PBS, and the BBC. Active in national black political and educational organizations, he donates much of his time to labor, civil rights, religious, and social injustice groups.

For more information contact Sharon Brown, director of multicultural affairs at 610-861-7847. The lecture is free and open to the public. Prosser Auditorium is located in the Haupert Union Building, Monocacy and W. Locust Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.