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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 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 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...
    • Journal 082, page 182

    • Journal 082, page 182

    • Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, Medgar Evers, US History, Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, African American Men

    • Margaret Walker writes about Dr. King’s assassination and its link to other assassinations in the history of the United States.
    • Journal 082, page 184

    • Journal 082, page 184

    • Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Movement, US History, US Politics, African American Men

    • Margaret Walker wonders about the country’s future in the face of Dr. King’s assassination, with focus on the questions she feels America must ask itself in regards to the race problem.
    • Journal 082, page 299

    • Journal 082, page 299

    • Health, Finances, Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Movement

    • Margaret Walker writes that she has begun to tackle her financial and health problems. Also, she talks about the end of the non-violence movement, as a result of Dr. King’s death. She says that the next fourteen years will be more violent than...
    • Journal 085, page 117

    • Journal 085, page 117

    • Family, Holidays, Christmas, Civil Rights Movement, Revolution, Racism, History

    • Margaret Walker writes about the upcoming Christmas holidays, wondering who from her family will be coming to visit. She also reflects on the 1960’s, since the decade is almost over.
    • Journal 085, page 125

    • Journal 085, page 125

    • Race, Non-violence, Economics, History, US History, Politics, Revolution, Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr.

    • Margaret Walker continues her list comparing the 1930’s to the 1960’s. She writes about economics, politics, and the Civil Rights Movement.
    • Journal 091, page 127

    • Journal 091, page 127

    • Justice, Meditations, Prophets, Civil Rights Movement, The Bible

    • Margaret Walker writes that it is through the prophets of the Bible that humanity can see the righteousness, love and justice of God; she mentions Amos and Micah. She writes that Martin Luther King was the Amos of the Civil Rights Movement.
    • Journal 091, page 159

    • Journal 091, page 159

    • History, Slavery, Segregation, Civil Rights Movement, Black Nationalism, Revolution, Black Panthers, Republic of New Africa, Marxism, Islam, Religion, Philosophy

    • Margaret Walker writes notes under the heading “Black American History.” She writes about slavery and segregation, slave insurrections, and the three stages of Black nationalism.
    • Journal 092, page 083

    • Journal 092, page 083

    • Doodling, Islam, War, Elijah Muhammad, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Harry Truman, Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr., African American Men, Media, News

    • Margaret Walker writes about events in the news. She points out the conflict in the Moslem world concerning Elijah Muhammad. She also writes about Lyndon Johnson’s death and its effect on the country and former presidents. She says watching this...

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