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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 […]

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

Join the Margaret Walker Center from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, in Ayer Hall on the campus of Jackson State University for the opening of the exhibition Thee Black Pride in JXN and a special reception sponsored by Capital City Pride!   Thanks to a generous grant from the LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi, the […]

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 […]