Happy Birthday Margaret Walker!

“For My People” is one of those literary works that will be studied for years to come.  This piece sits next to “A Dream Deferred” and “Phenomenal Woman” on your book shelves.  The credit for this timeless work of art goes to Dr. Margaret Walker.

 

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During the 1970’s, Dr. Walker was the first of a generation of women who began to seek that their works get published.  Her second novel, Jubilee, is another contributing piece to the notable collection of timeless art by African American writers.  Dr. Walker taught at Jackson State University for almost 30 years and founded the Institute for the Study of History, Life, and Culture of Black People, now the Margaret Walker Center.  I recognize and salute her today!

 

 

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