Black History Presents – Daily knowledge: Margaret Walker (Day 10)
Margaret Abigail Walker Alexander was a poet and writer. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, she wrote as Margaret Walker. Walker was a literature professor at what is today Jackson State University (1949 to 1979). In 1968, Walker founded the Institute for the Study of History, Life, and Culture of Black People (now the Margaret Walker Center). She went on to serve as the Institute’s director. One of her best-known poems is For My People but some of her other works are October Journey, Jubilee, and This is my century: new and collected poems.