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On being female, black, and free : essays by Margaret Walker, 1932-1992, edited by Maryemma Graham

Label
On being female, black, and free : essays by Margaret Walker, 1932-1992
Title
On being female, black, and free
Title remainder
essays by Margaret Walker, 1932-1992
Statement of responsibility
edited by Maryemma Graham
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
These highly personal essays, written over the course of six decades, reveal the woman as well as the artist, capturing the independent creative spirit of this literary icon. In accessible and stirring prose, Walker speaks directly about her own experiences - such as growing up in a deeply religious home, living in the Jim Crow South, marrying and raising a family, and becoming a civil rights activist. These essays also offer Walker's critical perspectives on a wide range of topics, from the role of the black woman artist to the distinctiveness of African American cultural life and to the importance of education in the fight for political change. Maryemma Graham's introduction provides a historical context for the essays, placing Walker's work within the African American literary canon. Walker reflects on the numerous poets and writers she has known over the years, including Zora Neale Hurston, Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers, and Richard Wright. A work of broad general appeal, On Being Female, Black, and Free offers a powerful introduction to the work of an essential American literary figure
Cataloging source
DLC
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1915-1998
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Walker, Margaret
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Graham, Maryemma
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Southern States
Label
On being female, black, and free : essays by Margaret Walker, 1932-1992, edited by Maryemma Graham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Symbol, myth, and legend : folk elements in African American literature
  • Black culture
  • Southern black culture
  • Agenda for action : black arts and letters
  • Humanities with a black focus
  • Of Tennessee and the river
  • Natchez and Richard Wright in Southern American literature
  • Critical approaches to the study of African American literature
  • Part III : On black people, Mississippi, and U.S. politics
  • On money, race, and politics
  • Part I : On being female, black, and free -- On being female, black and free
  • On the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
  • Mississippi and the nation
  • Jesse Jackson, the man and his message
  • Whose "boy" is this?
  • Part IV : What is to become of us? Notes on education and revolution
  • What is to become of us?
  • Reflections on May 1970 : The Jackson State University massacre
  • The challenge of the 1970s to the black scholar
  • Education in the global village
  • Tribute to black teachers
  • My creative adventure
  • Moral education : who is responsible?
  • Religion, poetry, and history : foundations for a new educational system
  • Revolution and the university
  • World pluralism : the human encounter
  • Epilogue :
  • Race, gender, and the law
  • The writer and her craft
  • Their place on the stage
  • Chief worshippers at all world altars
  • Phillis Wheatley and black women writers, 1773-1973
  • Reflections on black women writers
  • Part II : Discovering our connections : African heritage, Southern culture, and the American experience
Control code
ocm36037949
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780870499807
Lccn
96051235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36037949
Label
On being female, black, and free : essays by Margaret Walker, 1932-1992, edited by Maryemma Graham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Symbol, myth, and legend : folk elements in African American literature
  • Black culture
  • Southern black culture
  • Agenda for action : black arts and letters
  • Humanities with a black focus
  • Of Tennessee and the river
  • Natchez and Richard Wright in Southern American literature
  • Critical approaches to the study of African American literature
  • Part III : On black people, Mississippi, and U.S. politics
  • On money, race, and politics
  • Part I : On being female, black, and free -- On being female, black and free
  • On the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
  • Mississippi and the nation
  • Jesse Jackson, the man and his message
  • Whose "boy" is this?
  • Part IV : What is to become of us? Notes on education and revolution
  • What is to become of us?
  • Reflections on May 1970 : The Jackson State University massacre
  • The challenge of the 1970s to the black scholar
  • Education in the global village
  • Tribute to black teachers
  • My creative adventure
  • Moral education : who is responsible?
  • Religion, poetry, and history : foundations for a new educational system
  • Revolution and the university
  • World pluralism : the human encounter
  • Epilogue :
  • Race, gender, and the law
  • The writer and her craft
  • Their place on the stage
  • Chief worshippers at all world altars
  • Phillis Wheatley and black women writers, 1773-1973
  • Reflections on black women writers
  • Part II : Discovering our connections : African heritage, Southern culture, and the American experience
Control code
ocm36037949
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780870499807
Lccn
96051235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36037949

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