Monday, February 09, 2015
“The Most Famous Person Nobody Knows”: Celebrating the Life of an African American Novelist and Poet
In term of her literary career, she was part of the South Side Writer’s Group whose members include Richard Wright, Arna Bontemps, Fenton Johnson, Theodore Ward, and Frank Marshall Davis. Margaret wrote Richard Wright, Daemonic Genius in which she details their friendship and literary collaborations. Her most famous novel, Jubilee (1966), tells the story of Vyry, the daughter of a white plantation owner and his slave mistress during the antebellum era, the Civil War, and Reconstruction and is based on the life of her great grandmother. Although an accomplished writer, Margaret Walker is best known for her poetry, with her most famous poem being For My People from the volume of the same name. You can find out more about Margaret Walker by reading the first biography of this remarkable woman entitled Song of My Life published in 2014.
Laura M. Gentry
Southern History Department
Being puzzled may not be a good thing, but in this instance it may be. I live with a self-described “puzzlephile,” who enjoys puzzles on the...
Most of us are aware of the Emancipation Proclamation that was issued on January 1, 1863, but probably fewer realize that a preliminary ...
by Jim Murray, Business, Science and Technology Department Representatives from Miles College will be presenting informational sessions ...
Three of my absolute favorite television shows are based on books. When it comes to movies, I have found that reading the book first ten...
by Alisha Johnson, Ensley Branch Library On any given day at the Ensley Branch Library, we interact with patrons in a way that goes...