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Walker, Margaret, 1915-1998

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  • Fuller Name

    • Margaret Abigail
  • Variants

    • Alexander, Margaret Abigail Walker, 1915-1998
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    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: New Orleans University
        • Organization: Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)
        • Organization: United States. Works Progress Administration
        • Organization: University of Iowa
        • Organization: Jackson State College
        • Organization: Institute for the Study of the History, Life, and Culture of Black People
    • Birth Place

        Birmingham (Ala.)
    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity



      Education, Higher

    • Occupation



      College teachers

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      • Sources

        • found: For my people, 1942.
        • found: Interview with Margaret Walker Alexander, Jan. 22, 1977, 1979:leaf ii-iii (b. 7/7/15; married Firnist James Alexander, 1943)
        • found: Washington Post, Dec. 1, 1998:obit. (Margaret Walker Alexander, 83, died Nov. 30, 1998, in Chicago; African American short story writer, poet, and novelist)
        • found: Wikipedia, viewed on Sept. 9, 2008:(Dr. Margaret Abigail Walker Alexander (July 6, 1915-November 30, 1998) was an African-American poet and author born in Birmingham, Alabama; she wrote as Margaret Walker; Ph.D. from Univ. of Iowa; author of the novel, Jubilee (1966))
        • found: Information from 678 converted Dec. 19, 2014(Ph.D.)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed September 18, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Walker, Margaret; Margaret Abigail Walker; poet, fiction writer; born 07 July 1915 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States; graduated from Gilbert Academy (1930) and matriculated at New Orleans College; transferred from New Orleans College to Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (1932); received AB degree (1935); worked for the Federal Writers' Project in Chicago under the Works Progress Administration (WPA); member of the South Side Writers Group; master in creative writing, University of Iowa (1940); professor, Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina (1945); PhD, University of Iowa (1965); professor of English at Jackson State College until her retirement (1979); created and directed the Institute for the Study of the History, Life, and Culture of Black People and originated the Phillis Wheatley Poetry Festival; died 30 November 1998 in Chicago, Illinois, United States)
      • LC Classification

        • PS3545.A517
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      • Change Notes

        • 1980-07-09: new
        • 2023-12-14: revised
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