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Mississippi Writers Trail Honors African American Poet, Margaret Walker

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Margaret Walker was an American poet and writer. She was part of the African-American literary movement in Chicago, known as the Chicago Black Renaissance. Her notable works include the award-winning poem “For My People” and the novel Jubilee, set in the South during the American Civil War.

On the campus of Jackson State University at Ayer Hall, the Mississippi Writers Trail unveiled its latest part of the trail, Margaret Walker Alexander Literary Trail Marker. Check out footage from the event feature on Visit Jackson, MS Facebook page below.

Mississippi Writers Trail Honors African American Poet, Margaret Walker

More about the Mississippi Writers Trail

The Mississippi Writers Trail is an initiative of the Mississippi Arts Commission, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Mississippi, Mississippi Book Festival, Mississippi Humanities Council, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Mississippi Library Commission and Visit Mississippi.

“THE MISSISSIPPI WRITERS TRAIL NOT ONLY CELEBRATES AND IMMORTALIZES THE STATE’S VAST CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LITERARY WORLD, BUT ALSO DRAWS SO MANY TO OUR STATE WHO ARE WANTING TO SEE WHERE SOME OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AMERICAN WRITERS WERE INSPIRED TO WRITER THEIR MASTERPIECES.”

-VISIT MISSISSIPPI DIRECTOR CRAIG RAY

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