2023 CASE Festival

The Margaret Walker Center invites proposals for papers, presentations, and panels for the hybrid 17th Annual Creative Arts & Scholarly Engagement (CASE) Festival, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 14 & 15, 2023. The CASE Festival will focus on the legacy of Margaret Walker, Black women writers, and the 50th anniversary of the Phillis Wheatley Poetry Festival at Jackson State. […]

2023 MLK Convocation and For My People Awards

The Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University is pleased to announce that Charlie Cobb, civil rights activist and journalist, will keynote the 55th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Convocation. Free and open to the public, MLK Convocation will be held in M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge auditorium at 1072 John R. Lynch Street at 9:00 a.m., […]

Mellon Foundation Visiting Scholar

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, […]

Lantern Project

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. […]

AIDS Memorial Quilt

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: Brochure

Jubilee Picnic

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!

Liberty House and Craft Cooperatives

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 […]