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At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021, Jackson State University held a special Commencement ceremony for the Class of 1970 on the Gibbs-Green Memorial Plaza. For the first time ever, members of the Class had the opportunity to march in their regalia and receive their diplomas, presented by President Thomas K. Hudson, J.D. In the...
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Tracing Your Family Tree: An Introduction to Genealogy Research Robert F. Smith Explore Your Family History Center of NMAAHC With the Margaret Walker Center Hannah Scruggs, Lisa Crawley, Angela Stewart and Alissa Rae Funderburk 12:00p.m., Thursday, April 22, 2021 Register Here Please join the Robert F. Smith Family History Center Team as they guide participants...
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The Margaret Walker Center is pleased to announce the schedule of events for the 15th Annual Creative Arts & Scholarly Engagement (CASE) Festival, featuring writer and scholar Kiese Laymon, scheduled to be held virtually on Friday and Saturday, April 9 & 10, 2021. All plenary events will be livestreamed on the Margaret Walker Center Facebook page, but, if you...
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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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