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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 […]

2021 CASE Festival

The Margaret Walker Center is pleased to announce the schedule of events for the 15th Annual Creative Arts & Scholarly Engagement (CASE) Festival, featuring writer and scholar Kiese Laymon, scheduled to be held virtually on Friday and Saturday, April 9 & 10, 2021. All plenary events will be livestreamed on the Margaret Walker Center Facebook page, but, if you […]

May 1970 — Doris Derby Documentary Photography

IN MAY 1970, Jackson State students had staged a series of protests over their treatment at the hands of white motorists speeding through campus on John R. Lynch Street. Those white drivers were notorious for shouting racial epithets, throwing things from their cars, accelerating towards students crossing the street, and hitting at least one student. […]