Manning Marable appears regularly on CNN’s “Talk Back Live” and on other shows.

BRUNSWICK – Manning Marable, an influential historian and political interpreter of the black experience, will give Bowdoin College’s Kenneth V. Santagata Memorial Lecture in the Social Sciences Wednesday, March 31. He will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Pickard Theater on campus.

He’ll speak about “Structural Racism and the Challenge of Black Leadership: The Challenge to Youth Leadership.”

An author, editor and historian, since 1976 Marable has written “Along the Color Line,” a syndicated political affairs series, which appears in more than 400 black-owned and black-oriented mass publications throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean and India.

He is often featured in national and international media as an expert on the history of the politics of race in the United States. His regularly appearances include CNN’s “Talk Back Live,” C-Span, NBC’s “The Today Show,” Fox Network News, “The Charlie Rose Show” and the BBC.

He has written and edited nearly 20 books and anthologies, including “The Great Wells of Democracy: The Meaning of Race in American Life” (2003), “Freedom on My Mind: The Columbia Documentary History of the African American Experience” (2003), “Freedom” with co-author Leith Mullings (2002), “Black Leadership” (1998) and “Speaking Truth to Power: Essays on Race, Radicalism and Resistance” (1996).

Marable is professor of history and political science at Columbia University in New York City, where he also serves as the founding director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies.

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, people can call 725-3257

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