Scholar, Manning Marable, Dies

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Professor Marable taught African American studies for many years at Columbia University and was director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia.

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Manning Marable, perhaps's the nation's leading African American scholar, has died.

Professor Marable taught African American studies for many years at Columbia University and was
director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia.

Prof. Marable died today at the age of 60, according to Leith Mullings Marable. She told The New York Times that Prof.  Marable
suffered pneumonia last month and was hospitalized. Last year, had had
a double lung transplant, his wife told the Times. He had battled sarcoidosis, the lung disease for nearly half of his adult life.


Prof. Marable's long anticipated biography of Malcolm X, "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention," is being published Monday.

Marable contributed columns to numerous publications, including The Black Star News.

(More details to follow).

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