Deeply Democratic: A Symposium on Dr. Manning Marable

February 10, 2012 - 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
Iowa City Public Library

This is a one-day symposium on the international and nationally-recognized work of Professor Manning Marable, who up until his recent passing, was the M. Moran Weston and Black Alumni Council Professor of African-American Studies at Columbia University. Faculty members in the Program in African American Studies at the University Iowa are organizing the event. Marable’s intellectual work (How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America [1983], Race, Reform and Rebellion [1991], Black Liberation in Conservative America [1997], and more recently, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention [2011]) shifted the scholarly discourse on race, class, and social justice in international arenas. Marable’s work in the realm of civic engagement ranged from being chairperson of the Movement for a Democratic Society to being one of the initial board members of the Hip-hop Summit Action Network. In the wake of Marable’s passing, we want to mark, engage, and celebrate his contribution to African American Studies and to the cognate fields of history, political science, ethnic studies, and sociology. The symposium will consist of a roundtable discussion on Marable’s intellectual and social justice work, a presentation on the controversy that has emerged from his recent book, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, and Professor Rickford’s keynote lecture, which will discuss the broad range of Marable’s scholarship.

Multiple Presenters; Rickford Keynote
Group Name: African American Studies
Group Type: Governmental
Contact Person: Richard Turner
Contact Address: African American Studies University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52442
Contact Phone: 319-621-8289
Contact Email:
Second Contact Name: Deborah Whaley
Second Contact Phone: 319-335-2175
Second Contact Email:

This event is open to the public.