Author(s): Professor Manning Marable
A new look at Malcolm X's life and times from his Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, Manning Marable Manning Marable's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention", has already begun to reshape perceptions of one of America's great revolutionary thinkers. This volume, the first collection of major documents addressing Malcolm X in decades, features never-before-published material, including articles from major newspapers and underground presses, oral histories, police reports, and FBI files, to shine a brighter light on Malcolm's life and times. Conceived as both a companion to the biography and a standalone volume, and assembled by Marable and his key researcher, Garrett Felber, prior to Marable's untimely death, "The Portable Malcolm X Reader" presents an invaluable portrait of Malcolm X.
Manning Marable (1950-2011) was the founding director of African American studies at Columbia University and the director of Columbia's Center for Contemporary Black History. He is the author of fifteen books and was the editor of the quarterly journal "Souls." Garrett Felber is a Ph.D. student in American culture at the University of Michigan. He holds a master's in African American studies from Columbia University, where he worked as lead researcher of the Malcolm X Project with Manning Marable.