University of Rochester

EVENT: Black History Month Lecture Explores Life and Legacy of Malcolm X

February 9, 2011

WHO: Manning Marable, a prominent African-American scholar and author, will deliver the University of Rochester Black Students' Union annual Black History Month Keynote Address.

TIME, DATE, PLACE: 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at the Interfaith Chapel on the University's River Campus.

WHAT: Marable will discuss the decade of research and writing that went into writing his new book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, which will be released this March. The lecture will chronicle Malcolm's life, revealing new information gathered from recently released government and personal files. Exploring Malcolm's involvement in the civil rights movement, Marable also will comment on America's history of racial discrimination and injustice.

Marable is the M. Moran Weston and Black Alumni Professor of African American Studies, professor of Public Affairs, Political Science, and History, and director of the Center for Contemporary Black History at Columbia University in New York City. Manning, who has written 15 books and more than 400 journal articles, also edits the academic journal, Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society.

The lecture, which is open to the public, is $1 for undergraduate students and $3 for all others. The first 200 attendees will receive a free copy of Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Media interested in covering the lecture should call Melissa Greco Lopes at 585.260.6666 or email for more information.