Margaret Walker Center
Jackson State University
Ayer Hall
1400 J.R. Lynch Street
P.O. Box 17008
Jackson, MS 39217

Phone: 601-979-3935
Fax: 601-979-5929

JSU Library
Richard Wright Center
2 Mississippi Museums
Directions to Ayer Hall

Margaret Walker Center
Feasibility Study

Women: Agents of Change
in the American
Civil Rights Movement
April 11-August 1


Boards & Membership

National Council

The National Council of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American Experience is constituted for the substantial development and promotion of the Margaret Walker Center.  This Council shall be comprised of persons with influence on the national and international levels, who were impacted personally, artistically, and/or professionally by Margaret Walker and her works.  Members shall commit themselves to heighten the prominence of Margaret Walker, promote the mission of the Walker Center, and develop the Center’s permanent endowment.

Dr. William Ferris
Dr. Maryemma Graham
Dr. Alferdteen Harrison
Mr. Jon Peede
Dr. Walter Reed
The Honorable Leah Ward Sears
Dr. Tonea Stewart
The Honorable William Winter

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board for the Margaret Walker Center is a voluntary, 31-member group that provides guidance for the development of the Center and advice to the Center Director and the University administration on ways to enhance the Center.

Dr. Robert Smith, Chair
Mrs. Marcia Weaver, Vice-Chair
Mr. Milton Chambliss, Treasurer
Dr. Jennifer Young-Wallace, Secretary
Sen. Hillman Frazier, Parliamentarian

Emeriti Advisory Board Members
Mr. Paul Campbell
Senator Alice Harden
Dr. Lelia Rhodes
Mrs. Rosia Wade Crisler

Margaret Walker Center Membership

Membership in the Margaret Walker Center is open to all persons who are interested in the purpose of the Center and in African-American history and culture.


Student ($5) or Regular ($25)

Contributing Member ($50)

Associate Member ($100) 

Institutional Member ($150)

Friends of the Center ($200)

Sustaining Member ($500)

Honorary Fellow ($1000)

Corporate Sponsor ($2000)