The history of the black struggle for civil rights and political and economic equality in America is tied to the strategies, agendas, and styles of black leaders. Marable examines different models of black leadership and the figures who embody them: integration (Booker T. Washington, Harold Washington), nationalist separatism (Louis Farrakhan), and democratic transformation (W.E.B. Du Bois).
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He similarly admonishes those, from the black middle class or hip-hop "Malcolmologists," who seize on Malcolm X's resistance without recognizing—as Marable does in dissecting Alex Haley's unreliable Autobiography and criticizing the Shabazz family—Malcolm X's unquenched, pan-Africanist voice.Nov 14 2005 | Read Full Review of Black Leadership
Director of Columbia's University's Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Marable (Beyond Black and White) writes a regular political commentary (""Along the Color Line""), mainly for black newspapers, and this book weaves those columns from the last five years into essays that offe...| Read Full Review of Black Leadership
Despite the title's promise, this collection of academic essays has a more limited goal, according to Columbia historian Marable (Race, Reform, and Rebellion): to ""profile the ideas and leadership"" of Booker T.| Read Full Review of Black Leadership
Stefan Zweig's biographies compel us to appreciate how historical figures harnessed their energies to deal with the challenges before them.Jul 31 2011 | Read Full Review of Black Leadership