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Samples of Margaret Walker's Journals
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    • Journal 001

    • Journal 001

    • French Assignments, Bible, vocabulary development, chemistry class notes, recipes, poetry

    • Journal 1 is contained in a memo pad containing notes on French Assignments, the Bible, vocabulary development, chemistry class notes, recipes, poetry, both original and copies of Paul Laurence Dunbar poetry. Journal began January 29, 1930 when...
    • Journal 002

    • Journal 002

    • Spirituality, Religion, Self-Discovery, Family

    • Journal 2 is a portion of a 5”x8” notepad which is missing the cover and back. Written when Margaret Walker was 16 years old, the journal entries reflect her spiritual yearnings and journeys. She is desperately seeking a more intimate...
    • Journal 003

    • Journal 003

    • Religion, Family, Literature , Personal History

    • Journal 3 was written in 1934, she writes about praying about peace of mind, forgiveness, mercy, devotion to God, patience, grace, strength and gratitude for having God in her life. Fruits of the Spirit, preparing for Communion Sunday, wanting...
    • Journal 004

    • Journal 004

    • philosophy, ethics, religion, spirituality, self-discovery

    • Journal 4 is contained in a standard black and white bound school composition book. Written when Margaret was 17 years old and a senior at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. In 1934 Margaret Walker meets W. E. B. Du Bois and publishes...
    • Journal 005

    • Journal 005

    • Religion, African American Women, African American Men, Poetry, Women Authors, Holiday, African American Families

    • Journal 5 was written from January to July 1935 and March to July 1936. Margaret reflects upon her life as a teen and looks to her future. This journal is a collection of Margaret’s poetry and other poetry Margaret has collected over time....
    • Journal 006

    • Journal 006

    • Education, Religion, Family, Relationships, Economy, African American Women, African American Men

    • In journal 6, Margaret Walker discusses the nature of the Gold Standard during the Great depression. She reflects upon life and her religious maturity at the time. Margaret Walker also shows interest in Greek mythology and the classification...
    • Journal 007

    • Journal 007

    • Economy, Religion, Family, Literature, African American Education, African American Women, Women writer

    • Journal 7, which was written from August to October and April to May 1936 encompasses Margaret’s struggle with economic, religious, and educational issues. Although the journal gives Margaret’s accounts of these traumatic events, they affect...
    • Journal 009

    • Journal 009

    • Personal, Political, Revolution, Self Realization, Economics, Family, Religion, Relationship, Culture, Education,

    • Journal 9 was written in 1937, she writes about keeping a journal Love, thoughts, work, adopting left Socialist way of thinking, the down fall of Capitalism and Negro Renaissance, Economic struggles in south and mothers thoughts on economic...
    • Journal 010

    • Journal 010

    • school work, personal relationships, literature, politics,

    • Journal 10 was written in 1937 while Margaret was a student at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She talks about her experiences and her relationship with J.R.B.
    • Journal 011

    • Journal 011

    • Family, education, relationship, writing, religion, marriage, philsosphy

    • Journal 11 was written in 1937. She writes about relationship with Richard Wright , the courage she needs to face the world , how to perfect poetry and how to determine what to write, her problems with self-control and self-discipline, and the...
    • Journal 012

    • Journal 012

    • Family, Relationship, Literature, Professional

    • Journal 12 was written in 1938, she writes about her relationship with Richard Wright, and ways to get him. Race and class problems in the world, and being grateful for self- development, a new look at life, work to do and health.
    • Journal 013

    • Journal 013

    • Poetry, Relationships Richard, Politics, Family, Entertainment, Weather, Personal Travel, Personal Goals, Community

    • Journal 13 was written in 1938, in it Margaret Walker writes about her hopes to complete book, the beauty God has created, her trip from Memphis to Chicago, the three most important things in life to her, wanting God to prepare her for marriage,...
    • Journal 014

    • Journal 014

    • astrology, writing and publishing, Federal Writers Project, Wright, Richard, 1908-1960

    • Loose sheets from a composition notebook containing Margaret Walker's draft a letter to Alma requesting her astrological forecast for 1939. Margaret Walker also writes about the poems she has published and her desires to publish a novel and other...
    • Journal 015

    • Journal 015

    • Personal Travel, Literature, Friends Langston Hughes, Relationship Richard,Personal Entertainment

    • Journal 15 was written in 1939, she recalls trip to New York, meeting Ralph Ellison, being friends Langston Hughes, and her relationship Richard Wright.
    • Journal 016

    • Journal 016

    • Education, professional, witing, political-WWII, revolution, communism, evolution

    • Journal 16 was written in 1939, she writes about what she will do with her life, goals she wants to achieve, time to stand on own, World War II, Karl Marx, the acceptance of matter to mind , the need to write for the Negro, and hardships
    • Journal 017

    • Journal 017

    • Walker, Margaret, 1915-1998, writing, African American Women, African American Scholars, Spirituality, Prayers, Education, Stress Management, Greek tragedy, Oedipus, Paul Engle, Writers Workshop, State University of Iowa, personal finance...

    • A handwritten journal contained in a University Composition written by Margaret Walker. Margaret Walker purchased this journal with the intention of recording her subconscious thoughts as an outlet to deal with bad personal moments. She is...
    • Journal 018

    • Journal 018

    • Education, Relationships, Personal

    • Journal 18 was written from 1940 to 1942, she writes about review of Johnson's thoughts on poets, accomplishments since 1925, definitions of humanism and naturalism, concept of reality in classicism neoclassicism, pseudo-classicism, romanticism,...
    • Journal 019

    • Journal 019

    • Walker, Margaret, 1915-1998, Personal narratives, African American, African American Women, African American Families, African American Scholars, Women educators

    • In this journal, Margaret Walker writes primarily about her experiences in looking for a teaching job after recently receiving her MA in English from the University of Iowa. She is living back home with her family, and she writes extensively about...
    • Journal 020

    • Journal 020

    • Walker, Margaret, 1915-1998; Sexuality, Spirituality, Bible Study, Astrology, HBCU lecture tours

    • Thick composition book is missing its cover and back, it contains a handwritten journal kept by Margaret Walker where she gives an honest and critical appraisal of her appearance and character. She writes frankly and candidly about her need for...
    • Journal 022

    • Journal 022

    • Walker, Margaret, 1915-1998; Pregnancy, Astrological Charts, writing, historical novel, Elvira Ware, Dozier, family

    • Margaret Walker writes this journal to sort out her thoughts and evaluate her personal and professional life. She also records details of her difficult pregnancy with oldest daughter, Marion. She talks about plans to move to Mexico after her...

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