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Make plans to join the Jayne Avenue Neighborhood Association for CHEW, CHAT, & CRAFT in celebration of the Bicentennial of the City of Jackson at the Margaret Walker Alexander Library from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 19. Free and open to the public, there will be fun for all ages!
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The Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University is seeking a Visiting Scholar, whose research interests include the Black Arts Movement, the Black Studies Movement, or the Modem Civil Rights Movement. Founded by the writer and scholar Margaret Walker in 1968, the Center is an archive, museum, and Black Studies institute, dedicated to the preservation,...
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Join us for this panel and opening reception at the Margaret Walker Center in Ayer Hall at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, for a special exhibition, Housing Insecurity in Mississippi. The official exhibit opening will immediately follow in the nearby Johnson Hall Art Gallery at Jackson State University. 
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Come and learn about the Lantern Project, a multi-state and multi-institution effort to digitize legal records of enslaved persons, led by Mississippi State University Libraries and featuring records from Mississippi State University Libraries, University of Mississippi Libraries, Delta State University Libraries, Historic Natchez Foundation, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System and the Montgomery County (Alabama) Archives....
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Join us Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6, for a special “Call My Name” workshop and panel-making session for the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the F.D. Hall Music Center at Jackson State University. Learn more about the quilt and how to submit your own panel: www.aidsmemorial.org/quilt Brochure
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Free and open to the public, the annual Jubilee Picnic celebrates Margaret Walker’s birthday. Join us for food, fun, and fellowship at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, in the JSU Student Center Ballroom as we cut the cake for what would have been our founder’s 107th birthday!
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Liberty House and Craft Cooperatives A Virtual Exhibition Opening A Conversation with Dr. Thomas Kersen 4:00 p.m., Thursday, June 23, 2022 Margaret Walker Center Facebook and YouTube The Poor Peoples Corporation/Liberty House were part of the arts and crafts movement. From 1965 to 1974, Liberty House provided training, supplies, and even markets for goods made...
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Dorothy Moore was offered a recording contract after consistently winning the Wednesday night talent contests at the Alamo Theatre while in junior high. In 1966, she recorded an album as the lead singer of the vocal group the Poppies, which she had joined while she was a student at Jackson State. Moore later sang background...
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Exhibition Unveiling, Wreath Laying, & Reception Please make plans to join the Margaret Walker Center for an exhibition unveiling, wreath laying, and reception in Ayer Hall at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, for the 52nd annual commemoration of the Gibbs-Green tragedy at Jackson State University. In the late hours of May 14 and into...
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The Margaret Walker Center is pleased to announce the schedule of events for the 16th Annual Creative Arts & Scholarly Engagement (CASE) Festival, featuring musical greats Cassandra Wilson, Nellie Mack, Rhonda Richmond, and Yvonne “Niecie” Evers, scheduled to be held in a hybrid format, virtually and in-person, on Friday and Saturday, April 8 & 9, 2022. These events...
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