Discussing A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X

This collection of essays by black scholars and activists, edited by Jared Ball and Todd Steven Burroughs, is a critical response to Manning Marable’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. Though lauded by many, Marable’s book was debated and denounced by others as a flawed biography, full of conjecture and errors and lacking in new factual context.

Dr. Jared A. Ball is an associate professor of communication studies at Morgan State University. Dr. Todd S. Burroughs is a lecturer in the communication studies department at Morgan State University.

Recorded On: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore, MD.


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