November 8, 1999 GENEVA, NY — Dr. Manning Marable, a professor of history and the founding director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, will be the featured speaker at the 10th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration sponsored by Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
The evening celebration will feature Marable, as well as dance performances by N'Yame Dance Troupe and Step Team Rhythm & Soul Drummers. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, in the Winn-Seeley Gymnasium on the Hobart and William Smith College campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Hasan Stephens, a Hobart junior and one of the organizers of the event sponsored by the Colleges' Sankofa: Black Student Union, said he is proud to bring Dr. Marable to campus. Marable, the author of 12 books, is perhaps the most widely read black intellectual in the United States. His latest titles include The Columbia Reader of African American Thought (1999), African American Thought (1999), and Black Leadership (1998). He has written more than 200 articles for academic journals, anthologies, and other scholarly publications.
Marable is a regular discussant and analyst on the politics of race in America. In the past 12 months, he has appeared on “The Charley Rose Show,” “ABC Weekend News,” Public Broadcasting Station programming, and C-SPAN. Active in the national black political and educational organizations, he donates much of his time to labor, civil rights, religious, and social justice groups. His humorous and lively presentations stimulate the discussion needed to start developing solutions to the problems that continue to plague our nation.
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