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William Manning Marable (May 13, 1950 – April 1, 2011) was a professor of public affairs, history and African-American Studies.
Marable was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Earlham College and went on to earn his master’s degree and Ph.D. in history, at the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Maryland.
Marable served on the faculty of Tuskegee Institute, University of San Francisco, Cornell University, Fisk University, Purdue University, and Ohio State University. He served as the founding director of the Africana and Hispanic Studies Program at Colgate University, and at the University of Colorado at Boulder, he was Chair of the Department of Black Studies. He founded the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University. He was also the M. Moran Weston and Black Alumni Council Professor of African-American Studies and professor of history and public affairs.
Marable served as Chair of Movement for a Democratic Society, and was on the Board of Directors for the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network and was a member of the New York Legislature’s Amistad Commission, created to review state curriculum regarding the slave trade.
Manning Marable died on April 1, 2011, he was 60 years-old.