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Margaret Walker’s Jubilee: Welty Book Club

The second Welty at Home Virtual Book Club pick is Margaret Walker's historical novel Jubilee. Published in 1966, Jubilee is the semi-fictional account of Vyry, a biracial slave—the unacknowledged daughter of her master—who is born on the Dutton plantation in Georgia. The novel spans the time before, during, and after the American Civil War and […]

Black Perspectives on Slavery: A Reading List

25 Black authors and scholars writing on American slavery, including true slave narratives and oral histories as well as fictional accounts that debunk the myths of the middle passage and shed light on the horrors of chattel slavery in the United States.     Oral Histories Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello Zora Neale Hurston, Barracoon: […]

Supporting Black Business in Jackson

The Margaret Walker Center wants to help promote the patronage of Black businesses in the Jackson area. Below is a list of some of the Black-owned eateries in the Jackson Metro Area that could benefit from your support. Given the effects of COVID-19, we recommend calling any business on the list prior to visiting for […]