Posts Tagged ‘Manning Marable dead at 60’

It is with sadness that I must announce the passing of Professor Manning Marable of Columbia University, who succumbed this afternoon to pneumonia after undergoing a double lung transplant a few months back.  As most of the readers of this blog probably know, I had a warm relationship with the professor and collaborated with him on a number of projects, not the least of which is his long-awaited nearly 600 page biography entitled Malcolm X:  A Life of Reinvention, due to hit the bookshelves Monday.  Sadly, Manning didn’t get to see the response to his life’s work, or the opportunity to expound upon and defend it. Our prayers go out to his family, and he is survived by his wife, Leith Mullins, his children, Malaika Marable-Serrano, 36, and twins Joshua Marable and Sojourner Grimmet, both 35, along with three grandchildren and two step children.