Through public appearances, radio and television interviews, and his many articles and books, Manning Marable has become one of America's most prominent commentators on race relations and African-American politics. Speaking Truth to Power brings together for the first time Marable's major writings on black politics, peace, and social justice.The book traces the changing role of race within the American political system since the Civil Rights Movement. It also charts the author's striking evolution of political ideas, moving toward a political analysis of multicultural democracy, social justice, and egalitarian pluralism.
Introduction: Toward an Autobiography of the Politics of Race and Class -- Black Liberation in America -- The Tchula Seven: Harvest of Hate in the Mississippi Delta -- The March on Washington, DC, 1983: What Next? -- The Paradox of Black Reform -- Harold Washington and the Politics of Race in Chicago -- Black Conservatives -- Smoke and Mirrors: City of Hope and Illusion -- Toward a Renaissance of Progressive Black Politics -- Black America: Multicultural Democracy in the Age of Clarence Thomas, David Duke, and the Los Angeles Uprisings -- The Challenge of Black Leadership: African-American Empowerment for the Twenty-first Century -- Crossing Boundaries, Making Connections: The Politics of Race and Class in Urban America -- Violence, Resistance, and the Struggle for Black Empowerment -- Malcolm, Martin, and the Mandates of Justice -- Louis Farrakhan and the Million Man March -- The Third World and the Politics of Peace -- Zimbabwe and the Problematic of African Socialism -- Sin Libertad: United Nations Appeal for Puerto Rican Independence -- Nuclear War and Black America -- Race and Democracy in Cuba -- Free South Africa Movement: Black America's Protest Connections with South Africa -- The Future of the Cold War -- The Bitter Fruits of War -- Toward a Pan-Africanist Manifesto for the Twenty-first Century -- Radical Democracy and Socialism -- Why Black Americans Are Not Socialists -- Black Politics and the Challenges of the Left -- Toward an American Socialism from Below: Beyond Stalinism and Social Democracy -- Remaking American Marxism -- Toward a New American Socialism