A Day on the Mississippi Writers Trail

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[By: Maryemma Graham] Margaret Walker (1915-1998) would have turned 104 this past July 7, 2019.  The poet, novelist, educator and cultural critic was part of a distinct tradition of writing that is too easily forgotten.  A tradition of truth-telling that makes us see and understand ourselves and our relationship to others differently. Walker’s history may not be as well known to some, but she was […]

CALL FOR SOURCES: Mississippi Renaissance Syllabus

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  The Project on the History of Black Writing presents the Mississippi Renaissance Syllabus, an electronic teaching and learning resource on Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Richard Wright, Margaret Walker, Jesmyn Ward and Mississippi literary culture in general.   Our 2017 Black Literary Suite focus on the Mississippi Renaissance placed it in conversation with other literary periods, such as the Harlem Renaissance, the Chicago Renaissance, and the Southern Renascence. We […]