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
Begin the Day: The Fifteenth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture – "The First White Flight: Industrial Pollution and Racial Segregation in Birmingham"Dr. Erin Mauldin What: Begin the Day: The Fifteenth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture – "The First White Flight: I...
Registration is now open for staff and the public for the October 2015 Classes . During this month, we include our popular computer classe...
Did you attend elementary school in Birmingham? Are you searching for historical information about local schools? If so, we have good ne...
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...
CANCELLED: Money Matters Workshop – Empower Yourself Financially Scheduled for January 17 at Central LibraryThe January 17 "Empower Yourself Financially" workshop has been cancelled. The next workshop is scheduled for February 21—"...