Dorothy Moore Blues Trail Marker Unveiling

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 […]

Thee Black Pride in JXN exhibit opening

Thee Black Pride in JXN is an oral history project that was created to capture, preserve and exhibit the stories of Jackson’s Black LGBTQ community. Funded by the LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi, this first round of interviews was conducted by undergraduate MWC intern, Destiny Sears prior to her recent graduation from JSU. Over the course […]

52nd Annual Gibbs-Green Commemoration

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 […]

2022 CASE Festival

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 […]

2022 CASE Festival Call for Papers

The Margaret Walker Center invites proposals for papers, presentations, and panels for the hybrid 16th Annual Creative Arts & Scholarly Engagement (CASE) Festival, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 8 & 9, 2022. The 2022 CASE Festival will focus on music through the broad theme of Past, Present, & Future: A Legacy in Music. Proposals must be submitted by Monday, […]

COFO Mural Celebration

The Office of Community Engagement at Jackson State University, thanks to funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, has completed an outdoor mural by the artist Sabrina Howard at the COFO Civil Rights Education Center. The mural represents pioneers of the West Jackson community and was a collaboration of the neighborhoods that surround JSU including Washington […]

EVICTED: An Exhibition

Programming June 28, 2021: Exhibition Opening, Johnson Hall Art Gallery, Jackson State University 6:00 p.m., Thursday, July 1, 2021 Virtual opening conversation with Alieza Durana, Princeton Eviction Lab Margaret Walker Center, Jackson State University 6:00 p.m., Thursday, July 22, 2021 Activism in the Face of Housing and Economic Insecurity Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, […]

JSU Class of 1970 Commencement Ceremony

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 […]