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    • Journal 032

    • Journal 032

    • Marriage, African American Families, African American Men, African American Women, Civil Rights Movement, Novelist

    • This journal begins as Margaret Walker has ventured back to New York. She describes it as the city of success. She discusses helping her friend find a husband and concern about her friend’s unhappiness. Margaret also discusses trying to receive a...
    • Journal 049

    • Journal 049

    • Holiday Cookery, African American Family, Civil Rights Movement, Bus Boycott, African American Men, African American Women

    • Journal 49, which was written in Summer 1954, Margaret Walker listed several events that have occurred during the past months. These events include the death of Emmett Till. She makes a grocery lists to feed her family for the holidays and aslso...
    • Journal 055

    • Journal 055

    • Prayer, Christianity, Racism, Family, Civil Rights, Holidays-Thanksgiving, Christmas, Literature, Poetry, Health

    • This journal covers the period from September to December 1958. Margaret Walker begins with a thanksgiving prayer and praise to God for seeing her through an operation at the hospital. She goes on to write about some work and family issues that she...
    • Journal 069

    • Journal 069

    • Religion, Iowa City, Poetry, Family, Education, Marriage, German, Latin, Southern Literature, Civil War, Medgar Evers, African American Women, African American Men, Latin Authors, Authors, Freedom Riders, Jim Crow, Holidays Cookery

    • Margaret Walker opened journal 69 with celebrating her 48th birthday. She reflects on her spirituality and discusses her health issues. She feels she has not reached her full potential in life and worried about the financial constrain of not...
    • Journal 071

    • Journal 071

    • African American Women, African American Men, African American Literature, Literature, Civil Rights Movement, President Lyndon B. Johnson, President John F. Kennedy, Socialism, Mississippi, Religion, Sydney Poitier, African American Family, United...

    • Journal 71 covers the period from February to April 1964. Margaret Walker has made changes in her name; she is now Margaret Walker Alexander. She searches her soul to develop solutions for many difficult situations and reflects upon herself to...
    • Journal 072

    • Journal 072

    • African American Women, African American Men, African American Literature, Civil Rights Movement, Emmett Till, Medgar Evars, Jackson State University, Mississippi, Religion, Racism, Poetry, Iowa City, Education

    • Journal 72 covers the period of April to September 1964. Margaret Walker begins the journal with a prayer to God and asks for His protection over her family. She plans to have her family united in one place by the summer. She writes her poem,...
    • Journal 074

    • Journal 074

    • African American Men, African American Women, Civil Rights, African American Literature, African American Family, Klu Klux Klan, Jackson, Muslim, Malcolm X, Religion, Astrology, Women Writer, Novelist, Authors, Black History

    • Margaret Walker is closer to receiving her Ph.D. She hopes that she will be eligible to graduate according to her schedule. She works towards completing her novel but contemplates on the idea due to the discussion of the Klu Klux Klan in her novel....
    • Journal 076

    • Journal 076

    • African American Women, African American Men, Literature, Jackson College, African American Family, Novelist, Civil War

    • Journal 76 was written from May to July 1965. Margaret Walker writes about her dissertation and its completion date. She lists the outlines, lists the characters of her novel and writes about her reasons for the novel Jubilee. She writes about the...
    • Journal 078

    • Journal 078

    • African American Families, Holidays, African American Men, African American Women, Marriage, Religion, Civil War, Jubilee, Novelist, Women Author, Authors, Bible, African American Literature, Literature

    • In the beginning of journal 78, which was written from December 1965 to February 1966, Margaret Walker starts by discussing the building project and Christmas preparations. She plans several dinners for the family and writes a shopping lists for...
    • Journal 082, page 076

    • Journal 082, page 076

    • Astrology, Lyndon B. Johnson, Vietnam, American History, Zodiac, Jackson State College, Racial Violence, Urban Riots, Rebellion, Revolution, Civil Rights Movement, Black Power Movement

    • Margaret Walker relates the Zodiac signs and Astrology to the upcoming presidential election, saying that the Zodiac points to an escalation of the war in Vietnam, no matter who is elected president. She relates her time at Jackson State to the...
    • Journal 082, page 077

    • Journal 082, page 077

    • Racial Violence, Urban Riots, Rebellion, Civil Rights Movement, Black Power Movement, Revolution, The New Left, Marxism

    • Margaret Walker writes about the changes in African American Revolution, noting that it has become more violent, anti-white, anti-Christian and based on the ideals of the New Left and Marxism. She laments that the system of American democracy has...
    • Journal 082, page 082

    • Journal 082, page 082

    • Civil Rights Movement, Neshoba County, Ku Klux Klan, Justice, Poets, Tougaloo College, Jackson State College

    • Margaret Walker comments on the verdict in the Neshoba County Civil Rights killings from 1964. She also mentions hearing two poets speak at Tougaloo College. She talks about JSC’s football homecoming win over Grambling at Mississippi Memorial...

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