Margaret Walker Center


Margaret Walker Center
College of Liberal Arts
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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Mission & Staff

Both an archive and museum, the Margaret Walker Center is dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of African-American history and culture.

Vision and Goals

Founded by Margaret Walker in 1968, the Center seeks to honor her academic and artistic legacy by expanding and promoting its manuscript holdings and oral history collections, interpreting African-American history and culture through its museum and exhibits, coordinating public programs on campus and throughout the community, preserving historic structures central to the African-American experience, and advocating Black Studies at Jackson State University.



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Robert Luckett, PhD



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Ms. Angela D. Stewart, MA









Mr. Brandon Thompson
Public Relations and Technology Manager




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Mrs. Trina Toles
Administrative Assistant/Building Administrator




Ms. Natalie A. Collier
Director, The Lighthouse project

Mrs. Linda Brady