Dr. Manning Marable: Author (May 13, 1950 - April 1, 2011)
Dr. Manning Marable was one of America’s most influential and widely read scholars. Since 1993, Dr. Marable had been Professor of Public Affairs, Political Science, History and African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York City. For ten years, Dr. Marable was the founding director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, from 1993 to 2003. Under Dr. Marable’s leadership, the Institute became one of the nation’s most prestigious centers of scholarship on the black American experience. In 2002, Dr. Marable established the Center for Contemporary Black History (CCBH) at Columbia, an advanced research and publications center that examines black leadership and politics, culture and society. CCBH has been home to a number of scholarly projects, including the ongoing Malcolm X Project (MXP), which serves as the foundation for this blog and his forthcoming biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention.
Garrett Felber: Senior Research Advisor
Garrett Felber is an alumnus of Kalamazoo College and Columbia University, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan. Since 2008, he has served as the Senior Research Advisor to the Malcolm X Project at the Center for Contemporary Black History. Garrett is the co-author of “Malcolmology 101” with Dr. Marable.
Kevin Loughran: Blogger
Kevin Loughran is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a current graduate student at Columbia University. Since 2010, he has worked as a research assistant to the Malcolm X Project and is currently the Multimedia Director at the Center for Contemporary Black History.