1996 Manning Marable
“Community Empowerment for the 90’s and Beyond”
Political activist, social critic, educator, author and historian, Manning Marable is the Director of Columbia University’s Institute for Research in African American Studies. Often described as a modern Renaissance man, Dr. Marable’s scholarly writings include Beyond Black and White: Historical and Political Essays and The Crisis of Color and Democracy. He has also written over one hundred fifty scholarly articles for such journals as the Howard Law Journal and the Howard Law Journal and the Journal of Ethnic Studies. A sharp critic of all forms of discrimination and injustice, Dr. Marable’s theory of “multicultural democracy” and his emphasis on building coalitions across racial boundaries has inspired thousands of Americans. A strong advocate of civil rights and democratic empowerment for the poor and minorities as it relates to building community coalitions.