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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 027

    • Journal 027

    • pregnancy, child care, astrology, prayer, spirituality, housekeeping, marriage, family, public speaking, career, writing

    • Journal 27 is contained in plain brown composition book (back cover of journal is missing. Journal was written when Margaret Walker was 30-31 years old. It contains notes and/or reflections on cooking and eating, spirituality, self-discovery,...
    • Journal 028

    • Journal 028

    • Personal Narrative, writing, Walker, Margaret, 1915-1998, African American Authors, African American Women, African American Families, Mother and Child, Communism, Astrology

    • Journal 28 is a handwritten journal chronicling the life and career of Margaret Walker after her marriage to Firnst Alexander and shortly before she moved to Jackson, Mississippi.
    • Journal 029

    • Journal 029

    • Personal narratives, African American, Walker, Margaret, 1915-1998, Writing, African American Families, Astrology, Marriage, Mother and Child, Prayers

    • Journal 29 is a handwritten diary chronicling Margaret plans for her marriage and young family as she prepares to move to High Point, North Carolina to join her husband, Alex, [Firnst J. Alexander, Sr.].
    • Journal 023

    • Journal 023

    • Family, Career, Personal , Literature, Cooking

    • Journal 23 was written in 1944 she writes about time to make changes, finishing and publishing her writing, fighting depression, cycles of life over the past four years, money problems , ambitions cause changes in priorities, complaining about men,...
    • Journal 024

    • Journal 024

    • Astrology, Career, Personal, Literature, Family

    • Journal 24 was written in 1944 and 1945 she writes about traveling needs, astrology, wants to be an example of chirstian faith and love with gods help, plans to give self to Alex for life, wishes life was different, The story of Religion, Poems,...
    • Journal 026

    • Journal 026

    • Personal, Career, Astrology, Politics, Family, Poetry

    • Journal 26 was written between 1945 to 1947 in it she writes about how many dreams have came true, planning for the future, being grateful to God for blessings, hopes the decides made will work out, returning to Livington College to teach,...
    • Journal 025

    • Journal 025

    • Literature, Personal, Career, Family,

    • Journal 25 was written between 1945 and 1946 in it she writes about traveling to AL, GA, MS, FL, planning meals for family, what type of house that is wanted, Feeling good about the love of GOD, family growing over the years, hopes to make money...

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