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    • 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 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 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 122

    • Journal 122

    • American Library Association, Segregation, Civil Rights Movement, Holidays- Easter, Wright Richard, Black Studies, Politics, Jesse Jackson, Work Schedule, Cookery, History-20th Century, United States, Shakespeare, Martin Luther King Jr.

    • This journal covers the period from April 1987 to January 1988, Margaret writes about her personal, work and family life. She begins by writing about an invitation from the American Library Association to speak at one of their conventions. She...
    • 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 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 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 108, page 085

    • Journal 108, page 085

    • Doodling, Vietnam, Racism, Women, Literature, Writing, Politics, Finances, Richard Wright, African American Men, African American Writers, Civil Rights Movement, Republican Party, Socialism, CIA

    • Margaret Walker writes notes about politics and world affairs.
    • 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 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 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 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 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 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 111

    • Journal 111

    • Margaret Walker, Civil Rights, Black Nationalist Movement, Richard Wright

    • Margaret Walker writes in this personal journal information that would have been used in her autobiography, her thoughts on Civil Rights, The Black Nationalist Movement, and her book Richard Wright: Daemonic Genius 1

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