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    • Journal 115

    • Journal 115

    • Wright, Richard, Black Women, Black History, Jesse Jackson, Civil Rights, Religion, Politics, Women’s Rights, Racism, Southern Literature, Democratic Party, Work Schedule

    • Journal 115 was written from January to August 1984. In the beginning pages of this journal, Margaret Walker writes about the expected Luncheon of her book on Richard Wright during Fall as well as her reflection on life and some of her...
    • Journal 123

    • Journal 123

    • Wright Richard, United States, Government, Southern Crusade, Eugene Redmond, Jesse Jackson, NAACP, Civil Rights, Autobiography, Holiday - Easter, Poetry, Authors, Work Schedules, Family

    • Margaret Walker writes about her personal, work and family life in this journal, which covers the year of 1988. She started by writing about how and when the personality of a person develops, under the heading "The Web of Childhood". She then goes...
    • Journal 114, page 070

    • Journal 114, page 070

    • Jackson State University, The Institute for the Study of the History, Life, and Culture of Black People, Martin Luther King Jr., African American Men, African American Leaders, Civil Rights Movement

    • Margaret Walker writes about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., noting that The Institute for the Study of the History, Life, and Culture of Black People at Jackson State University celebrates his birthday annually.
    • 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 121

    • Journal 121

    • Wright Richard, Segregation, Civil Rights, African American Literature, Authors, Poetry, Black Women writer, Work Schedules, History 20th Century, Cookery, Family, Holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas

    • In journal 121, which spans from October 1986 to March 1987, Margaret writes about her personal, work and family life. She writes extensively shares her thoughts on segregation in the South as well as the Civil Right activities that took place...
    • 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 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 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 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 085, page 136

    • Journal 085, page 136

    • Politics, History, US History, Democratic Party, Civil Rights, New Left, Black Panthers

    • Margaret Walker writes that the Democratic Party of the 1930’s was a coalition party; she lists the five reasons why. She goes on to write that black people alone cannot control national politics; instead, black people would need to be a powerful...
    • 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 117

    • Journal 117

    • Wright, Richard, Blacks, Literature, Poetry, Ellen Wright, Work Schedule, Holiday-Easter, Racism, Civil Rights, Slavery

    • This Journal was written from March to April 1985. Margaret Walker begins by writing about some of the things she had been involved in both personally and work related for the first three months of the year. She also writes about some of her...
    • 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 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 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 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...
    • 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.

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