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Leading scholar of African-American studies to speak at Moravian

LVAIC Minority Affairs Coalition event to feature Dr. Manning Marable

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)—Moravian College will host a talk by Dr. Manning Marable, professor of history and political science and founding director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, on Wednesday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pavilion of the Haupert Union Building. This Fall Symposium is sponsored by the Minority Affairs Coalition of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC). The presentation is free and open to the public.

Marable’s lecture will mark his second visit to Moravian College. He first spoke at the college in February 2001 during Black History Month. As a leading lecturer and interpreter of politics and the history of race in America, Marable appears regularly on television and radio programs such as NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Weekend News, PBS, Fox Network News, C-Span, National Public Radio, The Charlie Rose Show, and BBC television and radio.

Marable is the author of thirteen books, including Black Leadership (1988), Speaking Truth to Power: Essays on Race, Radicalism and Resistance (1996), and Black Liberation in Conservative America (1997). He is also the co-editor of The Columbia Reader of African American History (2001) and What Black America Thinks: Race, Ideology, and Political Power (2001). In addition, Dr. Marable has written over two hundred articles for academic journals and has edited volumes and other scholarly publications. Since 1976, Marable has written Along the Color Line, a syndicated commentary on African-American politics and public affairs, which has appeared in 325 newspapers and magazines in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Caribbean, and India.

Marable was a founding member of the Black Radical Congress, a progressive coalition of African-American activists. He is national co-chairperson of the Committee of Correspondence, a democratic socialist group. Marable donates much of his time to civil rights, labor, religious, and social justice groups.

For more information, please contact the Office of Institutional Diversity at 610-625-7847.