For My People 75th Anniversary

July 18th, 2017 by margaretwalker



































The R.O.O.T.S. of Sunflower County

May 17th, 2017 by margaretwalker



































Story for All: The R.O.O.T.S. of Sunflower County
Ayer Hall, Margaret Walker Center
Jackson State University
Friday, June 1 – Friday, July 28, 2017
Opening Reception, Friday, June 2, 5:30 p.m.


2017 Jubilee Picnic

May 5th, 2017 by margaretwalker

























Islamophobia & Anti-Black Violence

April 4th, 2017 by margaretwalker




































47th Gibbs Green Commemoration

March 28th, 2017 by margaretwalker


























JSU night at New Stage Theatre!

March 1st, 2017 by margaretwalker

7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 8

$10 Tickets for JSU students, staff, and faculty!




























6:30 p.m.  History of Desegregation in Jackson
Robert Luckett, PhD, Margaret Walker Center Director


9:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
Yohance Myles, JSU theater professor and cast member
Dr. Doris Derby, civil rights activist
The Honorable John Horhn, State Senator


New Stage Box Office

Telephone: 601-948-3531
Hours: Mon.-Fri. from 10 am – 5 pm

2017 Creative Arts Festival

February 23rd, 2017 by margaretwalker

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Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 12
JSU Student Center, 3rd Floor

Concurrent Session I
Ayer Hall, JSU Student Center Rooms 3210, 3241, 3250
1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Callaloo and Cave Canem: Publishing the African Diaspora
C. Liegh McInnis, Charlie Braxton, Cornelius Eady, helen crump (moderator)
JSU College of Liberal Arts, Room 166/266
2:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Margaret Walker Center, Ayer Hall
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Thursday, April 13
8:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session II
Ayer Hall, JSU Student Center Theater and Rooms, 3241, 3250
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Cornelius Eady keynote address
JSU Student Center Theater
10:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

Luncheon: MADDRAMA
JSU Student Center Ballroom B 
12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.  

Concurrent Session III 
Ayer Hall, JSU Student Center Theater and Rooms, 3241, 3250
2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Press Release


2017 Poetry Out Loud

January 26th, 2017 by margaretwalker

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2017 For My People Awards

January 10th, 2017 by margaretwalker






















11:30 a.m., Friday, January 13
JSU Student Center Ballroom

Tickets are $20 and may be reserved through the Margaret Walker Center: or 601-979-3935.

Press Release

49th Annual MLK Convocation

December 12th, 2016 by margaretwalker























Press Release

2017 For My People Award Recipients