Marable, professor of history and political science and the founding director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University will present the keynote address on “Multicultural Democracy: Beyond Race, Gender and Class Oppression.”
The convocation is the first event in the 2000-01 Wittenberg Series, a free series of culture and scholarship which is open to the entire community. Serving as a unifying academic experience for Wittenberg students, the series is organized around the theme “Individualism and Commitment in American Public Life.”
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Marable is a prominent lecturer and interpreter of the politics and history of race in America. He regularly appears as a guest commentator on network television and radio programs including NBC’s “Today” program, National Public Radio, and the BBC. He also donates much of his time to civil rights, labor, religious and social justice groups.
During Marable’s career he has also served on the faculty at Ohio State University and the University of Colorado. At Colgate he also founded the Africana and Hispanic Studies Program in 1983. Marable is the author of 13 books, most recently “Black Leadership” (1998). He is editor or co-editor of several forthcoming anthologies, including “No Easy Victories: An Anthology of Black Radicalism from 1968 to the Present,” and “Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Voices of Resistance, Reform, and Renewal.”
Since 1976, Marable has written the syndicated column “Along the Color Line,” which is published in more than 325 newspapers and magazines in North America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and India.
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