The late Manning Marable won the [Pulitzer Prize for history Monday](http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2012-History), honored for a Malcolm X book he worked on for decades but did not live to see published. Marable, a longtime professor at Columbia University, died last year at age 60 just as "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention" was being released. The Pulitzer Prize committee called Marables’s book "an exploration of the legendary life and provocative views of one of the most significant African-Americans in U.S. history, a work that separates fact from fiction and blends the heroic and tragic." (The board moved the book from the Biography category to the history category.)
The Late Manning Marable Wins History Pulitzer for Malcolm X Biography
The late Manning Marable wins history Pulitzer.
By Jorge Rivas Apr 17, 2012