About the Author:
Manning Marable is professor of history and director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of W.E.B. Du Bois: Black Radical Democrat; Speaking Truth to Power: Essays on Race, Resistance, and Radicalism; and Black Leadership. He lives in New York City.
As black studies scholars and programs celebrate three decades of scholarship and teaching, Manning Marable gives us a book that documents their history and intellectual achievements. Dispatches from the Ebony Tower is a rich compendium of essays that explores the global implications of this work, the taxonomy of these programs, the defining debates, and the relationship that this field, to its credit, insists upon maintaining with American life. This book is, quite simply, one that should be read by anyone who claims or wants to be informed about critical issues facing contemporary society and what leading intellectuals have to say.