In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Margaret Walker's birth in 1915, the Jackson Hinds Library System will present a series of lectures during Walker's Centennial year of 2015 titled "Let's Celebrate Margaret Walker: An African American Woman Author of the 20th Century." The series will focus on the literary and historical importance of Walker, her influence on other African American women, and the lasting value of her works. Each lecture will be led by a scholar and will include discussions of her works.
Storyteller Terrence Roberts will lead the June 6 program. The topic of his program will be "Stories 'For My People:' A Storytelling Workshop for Children."
Sponsored by Jackson Hinds Library System and the Mississippi Humanities Council. The Mississippi Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.