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53rd Gibbs-Green Commemoration

Join us for the 53rd annual Gibbs-Green Commemoration and wreath-laying in Ayer Hall on the campus of Jackson State University from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. A special virtual reality experience will be unveiled thanks to the support from the JSU Division of Research and Economic Development. A reception will […]

2023 CASE Festival Schedule

Schedule of Events Friday, April 14 The Future of the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State: A Feasibility Study Sharice McCain, Marlin King and Christina Berry, NEOO Partners Robert Luckett, MWC Director JSU Student Center Theater 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.   The Legacy of Margaret Walker Dr. Maryemma Graham and Dr. Carolyn Denard Keynote […]

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. […]