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Manning Marable, the author of a long-awaited new biography of Malcolm X to be published Monday, April 4th, director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University and member of the Editorial Board, died Friday, April 1, 2011 at the age of 60.

He had been hospitalized with pneumonia last month, and last summer had a double lung transplant meant to relieve him of sarcoidosis, a lung disease from which he had suffered for a quarter century.

The next issue of BC will be devoted to a remembrance of Dr. Marable.

Readers of BC who want to contribute to the remembrance issue should please click here for submission guidelines.

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