Margaret Walker Center

Margaret Walker Center

The Margaret Walker Center is an archive and museum dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of African-American history and culture.

Founded as the Institute for the Study of the History, Life, and Culture of Black People by Margaret Walker in 1968, the Center seeks to honor her academic and artistic legacy through its archival collections, exhibits, and public programs.

Open to the public, the Center, which is on the campus of Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, houses significant records, such as the papers of the late Margaret Walker; those of the former U.S. Secretary of Education, Roderick Paige; and a large oral history department that includes nearly 2000 interviews.  It also offers museum and exhibit spaces that highlight the Centers collections and the history of Jackson State University.

Museum Concepts is working with the Center to develop the new Margaret Walker traveling exhibit.

Museum Concepts, Consulting Services
Kiyomi, Designer
Lauchlin Fields, Researcher/Writer


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