Mission & Staff

Mission

The Margaret Walker Center is an archive, museum, and Black Studies institute, dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of African American history and culture for a local and global community of students, scholars, and the supporting public.

Vision and Goals

Founded by Margaret Walker in 1968, the Center seeks to honor her academic, artistic, and activist legacy by expanding and promoting its manuscript holdings and oral history collections, interpreting African American history and culture through its museum and exhibits, coordinating public programs on campus and throughout the community, preserving historic structures central to the African American experience, and advocating for a degree-granting Black Studies program at Jackson State University.


Staff


Chioma Ajuonuma
Graduate Fellow

History & Culture Access Consortium (HCAC)
E-mail: chioma.r.ajuonuma@students.jsums.edu
Phone: 601-979-3935
Location: Ayer Hall



Alissa Rae Funderburk, MA
Mellon Foundation Oral Historian
Email: alissa.funderburk@jsums.edu
Phone: 601.979.3144
Location: Ayer Hall, 322



Patrice Jones-Gibbs, MS

Administrative Assistant/Building Administrator
Email: patrice.l.jones@jsums.edu
Phone: 601.979.2735
Location: Ayer Hall, 203



Raymond Garrad Lee, MA

Digital Humanities Program Manager
History and Culture Access Consortium
Email: raymond.lee@jsums.edu
Phone: 601.979.6883
Location: Ayer Hall, 315


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Robert Luckett, PhD
Director & Professor of History
Email: 
robert.luckett@jsums.edu
Phone: 601.979.3935

Location: Ayer Hall



Jaylen McDaniels
Undergraduate Fellow

History & Culture Access Consortium (HCAC)
Email: jaylen.f.mcdaniels@students.jsums.edu

Phone: 601-979-3935
Location: Ayer Hall



Jeremy McDuffey
Mellon Graduate Assistant

Email: jeremy.r.mcduffey@students.jsums.edu
Phone: 601-979-3935
Location: Ayer Hall



Lauren Shelby
Education and PR Manager
Email: lauren.e.shelby@jsums.edu
Phone: 601.979.1349
Location: Ayer Hall, 320



Angela D. Stewart, MA

Archivist
Email: angela.d.stewart@jsums.edu
Phone: 601.979.2460
Location: Ayer Hall, First Floor


 

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

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

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Resources
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COFO Center

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2 Mississippi Museums

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