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IN MAY 1970, Jackson State students had staged a series of protests over their treatment at the hands of white motorists speeding through campus on John R. Lynch Street. Those white drivers were notorious for shouting racial epithets, throwing things from their cars, accelerating towards students crossing the street, and hitting at least one student....
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The Margaret Walker Center invites proposals for papers, presentations, and panels for the 15th Annual Creative Arts & Scholarly Engagement (CASE) Festival, scheduled to be held virtually on Friday and Saturday, April 9 & 10, 2021. Proposals must be submitted by Saturday, March 6. Taking a cue from Kiese Laymon, the theme for the 2021 CASE is “Bearing/Baring the Weight/Wait: The Struggle for Self-Actualization & Change in Mississippi.” However, the...
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At 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2021, the Margaret Walker Center will host, via its Facebook page, its 26th annual For My People Awards, sponsored by AARP Mississippi. This year’s Awards ceremony will feature three recipients in a virtual conversation, A Movement: The Past to the Present. For their contributions to African American history...
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The Margaret Walker Center is pleased to announce that David J. (Dave) Dennis, Sr., will be the keynote speaker for the 53rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Birthday Convocation at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Dennis is a civil rights veteran who has worked and fought for 60 years to help people...
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The second Welty at Home Virtual Book Club pick is Margaret Walker's historical novel Jubilee. Published in 1966, Jubilee is the semi-fictional account of Vyry, a biracial slave—the unacknowledged daughter of her master—who is born on the Dutton plantation in Georgia. The novel spans the time before, during, and after the American Civil War and...
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25 Black authors and scholars writing on American slavery, including true slave narratives and oral histories as well as fictional accounts that debunk the myths of the middle passage and shed light on the horrors of chattel slavery in the United States.     Oral Histories Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello Zora Neale Hurston, Barracoon:...
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The Margaret Walker Center wants to help promote the patronage of Black businesses in the Jackson area. Below is a list of some of the Black-owned eateries in the Jackson Metro Area that could benefit from your support. Given the effects of COVID-19, we recommend calling any business on the list prior to visiting for...
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How to Prepare for a Protest If you choose to attend a protest, please listen to and respect the organizers' guidelines; they are the experts. Bring signs with no sticks. Practice social distancing as much as possible once you are there (and use that hand sanitizer!) Please also do not take or post photos or...
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These programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public and are financially assisted by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Mississippi Humanities Council.
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