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

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Newspaper Clippings

The Margaret Walker Center possesses a collection of newspaper clippings on virtually all themes of African-American life and culture from 1999 to 2013.  Articles are most notably from The Jackson Advocate and the Clarion-Ledger.

There are more than 1,000 clippings in the Margaret Walker Center’s collection, which are organized chronologically and contain subject and source information.

Topics include

  • Jackson State University history and events
  • Black churches
  • Farish Street Project
  • Black leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, Jessie Mosley, James Meredith, Fannie Lou Hamer, Melvene Coney, and Colin Powell
  • Civil rights movement
  • State and local government
  • Ayers case
  • Black history, racial reconciliation, poverty, black families, and black businesses