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

Phone: 601-979-3935
Fax: 601-979-5929
mwa@jsums.edu



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

Margaret Walker Center
Feasibility Study

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Women: Agents of Change
in the American
Civil Rights Movement
Exhibit

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Projects and Programs

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Photography Exhibition
Women: Agents of Change in the American Civil Rights Movement
Johnson Hall Art Gallery
April 11 to August 1

 

 

Past Projects and Program

8th Annual Creative Arts Festival: The Legacy of Freedom Summer
Student Center, Jackson State University
April 11-12, 2014

Chuck D keynote address
Saturday, April 12, 10:45 a.m.
JSU Student Center Theater

 

Muslim Journeys: Bridging Cultures
National Endowment for the Humanities/Mississippi Humanities Council
The Butterfly Mosque, G. Willow WIlson
Ayer Hall, Jackson State University
Discussion, 6 p.m., March 6, 2014

 

Muslim Journeys: Bridging Cultures
National Endowment for the Humanities/Mississippi Humanities Council
A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's Resurgence, Leila Ahmed
Ayer Hall, Jackson State University
Discussion, 6 p.m., February 13, 2014

 

Poetry Out Loud
Central Region of Mississippi Contest
Student Center Ballroom A, Jackson State University
Noon, February 5, 2014

 

45th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Convocation
Rose E. McCoy Auditorium, Jackson State University
10 a.m., January 17, 2014

 

19th Annual For My People Awards Luncheon
Student Center Ballroom A, Jackson State University
11:45 a.m., January 17, 2014

 

Building a Special Relationship
Jewish Activists & the Scottsboro Case
Dr. Stuart Rockoff
Executive Director, Mississippi Humanities Council
Johnson Hall Art Gallery, Jackson State University
6 p.m., December 5, 2013

 

The Scottsboro Community: Facing the Past
Lecia Brooks and Jed Oppenheim, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
Johnson Hall Art Gallery, Jackson State University
6 p.m., November 19, 2013

 

Muslim Journeys: Bridging Cultures
National Endowment for the Humanities/Mississippi Humanities Council
The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States
Ayer Hall, Jackson State University
Discussion, 6 p.m., November 14, 2013

 

Unveiling of the Scottsboro Boys: The Fred Hiroshige Photographs
Johnson Hall Art Gallery, Jackson State University
6 p.m., November 11, 2013

 

Outside the Protective Circle of Humanity
Scottsboro Boys: The Fred Hiroshige Photographs
Johnson Hall Art Gallery, Jackson State University
November 11-December 13, 2013

 

Muslim Journeys: Bridging Cultures
National Endowment for the Humanities/Mississippi Humanities Council
Acts of Faith, Eboo Patel
Ayer Hall, Jackson State University
Discussion, 6 p.m., October 10, 2013

 

Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant
Feasibility Study for the Future of the
Margaret Walker Center

Thru October 2013

 

Muslim Journeys: Bridging Cultures
National Endowment for the Humanities/Mississippi Humanities Council
Prince Among Slaves, Terry Alford
Ayer Hall, Jackson State University

Open House, 4 p.m.
Discussion, 6 p.m.
September 12, 2013

 

Association of African American Museums
Annual Meeting, Harvey Gantt Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
August 7-10

 

Margaret Walker Alexander's 98th Birthday Picnic
Ayer Hall, Jackson State University
Noon, July 12, 2013

 

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
Digitization of the Margaret Walker Archives
Thru June 2013

 

 

Remembrance of the 50th Anniversary of the
Assassination of Medgar Evers
June 10-16, 2013

 

Book Reading and Signing
Frank X. Walker, Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers
Minrose Gwin, Remembering Medgar Evers
Ayer Hall, Jackson State University

5 p.m., June 13, 2013

 

50th Anniversary of the Woolworth's Sit-in
Civil Rights Trail Marker Unveiling
Jackson, Mississippi
May 28, 2013

 

7th Annual Creative Arts Festival
The Legacy of Medgar Evers
Jackson State University
April 12-13, 2013

 

Fannie Lou Hamer Humanitarian Awards Luncheon
April 19, 2013

 

14th Annual Dr. Walter M. Hurns Memorial Banquet
Department of History and Philosophy
Jackson State University
March 21, 2013

 

United States of ALEC Documentary
JSU Student Center Theater
March 5, 2013

 

Kiese Laymon: Forum and Master Class
Jackson State University/Millsaps College
February 19-20, 2013

 

Poetry Out Loud
Central Region of Mississippi Contest
Noon, Student Center Ballroom
Jackson State University
January 30, 2013

 

Martin Luther King Birthday Convocation
10 a.m., Rose McCoy Auditorium
Jackson State University
January 18, 2013

 

For My People Awards
11:45 a.m., Student Center Ballroom
Jackson State University

 

Welcome Reception for Dr. Lawrence T. Potter
Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Jackson State University
December 7, 2012

 

Robert Clark Symposium
The Roadmap to the Future for African Americans
Jackson State University
November 8, 2012

 

Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute
29th Annual Memorial Symposium
Jackson State University
October 3-4, 2012

 

For My People Voter Registration Drive
Aug 20-Oct 5, 2012

 

Assoc. for Study of African American Life & History
Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh
Sept. 26-30, 2012

 

U.S. Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey
September 20, 2012

 

The Emancipation Proclamation:
Lincoln, Grant, and Mississippi
September 11, 2012

 

Association of African American Museums
Annual Meeting, Baltimore
August 22-25, 2012

 

For My People: The Margaret Walker Song Cycle
Celebration of Margaret Walker's 97th Birthday!
July 7, 2012

 

Fannie Lou Hamer Humanitarian Awards Luncheon
April 20, 2012

 

Unveiling of JSU Gibbs-Green Freedom Trail Marker
April 19, 2012

 

Immigration Forum at Koinonia Coffee House
April 17, 2012

 

6th Annual Creative Arts Festival
The 50th Anniversary of the Meredith Crisis
April 13-14, 2012

 

Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers
Presidential Inauguration
Jackson State University
March 28-30, 2012

 

Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement
Annual Conference
March 21-25, 2012

 

Unveiling of the Frankye Adams Johnson
Black Panther Party Collection
March 23, 2012

 

IMLS Planning Grant
Community Meeting
February 28, 2012

 

Medgar Evers/Ella Baker Civil Rights Lecture Series
The Smith/Lindsey Campaign of 1962
February 23, 2012

 

Separate, But Equal
Film Showing and Discussion with
Writer, Director, Producer Shawn Wilson
February 21, 2012

 

Jackson State University
Campus Reading Community
Anne Moody, Coming of Age in Mississippi
February 21, 2012

 

2012 Tupac Conference
Jackson State University
February 16, 2012

 

Poetry Out Loud
Central Region of Mississippi Competition
February 8, 2012

 

43rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Birthday Convocation
January 13, 2012

 

17th Annual For My People Awards Luncheon
January 13, 2012

 

Unveiling of William Lamson Manuscript Collection
November 22, 2011

 

Robert Clark Symposium
Election Day Implications and Analysis
November 9, 2011

 

Catfish Alley by Lynne Bryant
A Community Conversation
November 4, 2011

 

Ayer Hall Open House
Unveiling of Breach of Peace:
Portraits of the 1961 Freedom Riders
and Rabbi Philip Posner Manuscript Collection
September 13, 2011

 

Dr. Margaret Walker's 96th Birthday
An Evening with Zac Harmon
July 7, 2011

 

Ford Foundation Grant
Digitization of the Margaret Walker Archives
Thru April 2011

 

5th Annual Creative Arts Festival:
The 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides
Featuring Amiri Baraka and Sonia Sanchez
April 8-9, 2011

 

Mississippi Department of Archives and History
History Is Lunch: Dr. Robert Luckett
Margaret Walker and Black Studies
April 6, 2011

 

Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement
6th Annual Conference
March 24-26, 2011

 

Medgar Evers/Ella Baker Lecture Series
African-American Women In the Civil Rights Movement:
Victoria Adams, Annie Devine, Fannie Lou Hamer
March 23, 2011

 

National Council of Black Studies Conference
March 17-19, 2011

 

Governor's Arts Awards
February 24, 2011

 

Mississippi Philological Association Conference
February 18-19, 2011

 

Second Tuesday Lecture Series
Facing the Threat of Consolidated HBCUs
February 8, 2011

 

Poetry Out Loud
February 2, 2011

 

42nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation
January 18, 2011

 

For My People Awards Luncheon
January 14, 2011

 

Second Tuesday Lecture Series
Sunday Morning Segregation
November 9, 2010

 

Second Tuesday Lecture Series
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
Discussion with Brad "Kamikaze" Franklin
October 12, 2010

 

Open House
Unveiling of the Levi Rowan Photograph Collection
September 8, 2010

 

Dr. Margaret Walker’s Birthday
July 7, 2010

 

Dr. Robert Smith, Sr.
Celebrating a Living Legend
"Health Care Is a Human Right"
May 29, 2010

 

Hamer Humanitarian Awards
April 16, 2010

 

Medgar Evers/Ella Baker Lecture Series
April 13, 2010

 

2nd Tuesday Lecture Series:
Remembering Margaret
Daughters of Margaret
April 13, 2010

 

4th Annual Creative Arts Festival
The Sit-in Movement and Student Activism
Fifty Years Later
April 7-8, 2010

 

Robert Clark Symposium and Luncheon
April 8, 2010

 

Dr. Haki Madhubuti
"In My Lifetime: A Poet's Reflection on
Barack Obama, Young People and the Power of Art"
April 8, 2010

 

Dr. Jerry Ward
"African-American Life Histories"
April 7, 2010

 

4th Annual Creative Arts Festival
Book Signing and Reception
April 7, 2010

 

Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement
5th Annual Conference
March 25-27, 2010

 

Black History Month
February 2010

 

Black History Month Friday Film Series
February 2010

 

Martin Luther King Convocation and
For My People Awards, featuring
Ambassador Andrew Young
February 25, 2010

 

Flonzie Brown Wright lecture
February 24, 2010

 

Piney Woods lecture: Angela Stewart
February 23, 2010

 

2nd Tuesday Lecture Series:
Remembering Margaret
Rev. Isaiah Madison: The Ayers Case
February 9, 2010

 

Poetry Out Loud
February 3, 2010