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Margaret Walker

Margaret WalkerAKA Margaret Abigail Walker

Born: 7-Jul-1915
Birthplace: Birmingham, AL
Died: 30-Nov-1998
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: Cancer - Breast
Remains: Buried, Garden Memorial Park, Jackson, MS

Gender: Female
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jubilee

Father: Sigismund C. Walker (Methodist minister)
Mother: Marion Dozier Walker
Husband: Firnist James Alexander (m. 1943, four children)
Daughter: Marion Elizabeth Alexander Coleman

    High School: Gilbert Academy, New Orleans, LA
    University: Dillard University (two years)
    University: BA English, Northwestern University (1935)
    University: MA, University of Iowa (1940)
    Professor: Jackson State College
    University: PhD, University of Iowa (1965)

    Fulbright 1971
    NEA Fellowship 1972

Author of books:
For My People (1942, poetry)
Jubilee (1966, novel)
How I Wrote Jubilee (1972)
Prophets for a New Day (1970, poetry)
October Journey (1973, poetry)
Richard Wright: Daemonic Genius (1988, biography)
This Is My Century: New and Collected Poems (1989, poetry)
On Being Female, Black, and Free: Essays by Margaret Walker, 1932-1992 (1997, essays)

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