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  • Reena Evers-Everette & Ilyasah Shabazz

    Reena Evers-Everette & Ilyasah Shabazz0

    The daughters of slain civil rights icons Malcolm X and Medgar Evers say theirs is a club “no one would want to join.” Reena Evers-Everette was 8 on June 12, 1963, when a sniper’s bullet felled her father, Mississippi NAACP Field Secretary Medgar Evers, in the driveway of their Jackson home. Ilyasah Shabazz was 3 on

  • The Life and Legacy of Margaret Walker

    The Life and Legacy of Margaret Walker0

    As a professor of English at Jackson State University in 1968, Margaret Walker Alexander founded the Institute for the Study of the History, Life, and Culture of Black People. Already an accomplished author, she stood at the forefront of a nascent Black Studies movement, but the Institute also reflected her immersion in 20th century African-AmericanREAD MORE
  • This is my Century

    This is my Century0

    Phone calls, emails, interviews, lectures, tours, meetings, and more phone calls. Dr. Robert Luckett has been a very busy man since joining Jackson State University in 2009 as the director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American Experience. It’s a schedule that the native Mississippian has become accustomed to since planning started six