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The Resource Song of my life : a biography of Margaret Walker, Carolyn J. Brown

Song of my life : a biography of Margaret Walker, Carolyn J. Brown

Label
Song of my life : a biography of Margaret Walker
Title
Song of my life
Title remainder
a biography of Margaret Walker
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn J. Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Margaret Walker (1915-1998) has been described as "the most famous person nobody knows." This is a shocking oversight of an award-winning poet, novelist, essayist, educator, and activist as well as friend and mentor to many prominent African American writers. Song of My Life reintroduces Margaret Walker to readers by telling her story, one that many can relate to as she overcame certain obstacles related to race, gender, and poverty. Walker was born in 1915 in Birmingham, Alabama, to two parents who prized education above all else. Obtaining that education was not easy for either her parents or herself, but Walker went on to earn both her master's and doctorate. from the University of Iowa. Walker's journey to become a nationally known writer and educator is an incredible story of hard work and perseverance. Her years as a public figure connected her to Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, Alex Haley, and a host of other important literary and historical figures.This biography opens with her family and those who inspired her--her parents, her grandmother, her most important teachers and mentors--all significant influences on her reading and writing life. Chapters trace her path over the course of the twentieth century as she travels to Chicago and becomes a member of the South Side Writers' Group with Richard Wright. Then she is accepted into the newly created Masters of Fine Arts Program at the University of Iowa. Back in the South, she pursued and achieved her dream of becoming a writer and college educator as well as wife and mother. Walker struggled to support herself, her sister, and later her husband and children, but she overcame financial hardships, prejudice, and gender bias and achieved great success. She penned the acclaimed novel Jubilee , received numerous lifetime achievement awards, and was a beloved faculty member for three decades at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Carolyn J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.A517
LC item number
Z56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walker, Margaret
  • Walker, Margaret
  • Walker, Margaret
  • African American women authors
  • African Americans
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • African American women authors
  • African Americans
Label
Song of my life : a biography of Margaret Walker, Carolyn J. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-139) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood: creativity on display -- Education: New Orleans and Chicago -- Chicago: Richard Wright and the South Side Writers' Group -- Chicago -- Life after Northwestern -- Iowa: writing "for my people" -- Writing Jubilee: a balancing act -- Finishing Jubilee: back to Iowa -- Returning home: establishing the Institute for the Study of the History, Life, and Culture of Black People -- Legal battles: the cases against Alex Haley and Ellen Wright -- Final years: awards, recognitions, and unfinished work -- The legacy of Margaret Walker -- Chronology of Margaret Walker's life -- List of major published works -- Major honors and awards -- Major adaptations, recordings, editions, dramatic performance, and artwork inspired by Margaret Walker's work
Control code
878837787
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 147 pages
Isbn
9781628461473
Lccn
2014017812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024266451
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)878837787
Label
Song of my life : a biography of Margaret Walker, Carolyn J. Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-139) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood: creativity on display -- Education: New Orleans and Chicago -- Chicago: Richard Wright and the South Side Writers' Group -- Chicago -- Life after Northwestern -- Iowa: writing "for my people" -- Writing Jubilee: a balancing act -- Finishing Jubilee: back to Iowa -- Returning home: establishing the Institute for the Study of the History, Life, and Culture of Black People -- Legal battles: the cases against Alex Haley and Ellen Wright -- Final years: awards, recognitions, and unfinished work -- The legacy of Margaret Walker -- Chronology of Margaret Walker's life -- List of major published works -- Major honors and awards -- Major adaptations, recordings, editions, dramatic performance, and artwork inspired by Margaret Walker's work
Control code
878837787
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 147 pages
Isbn
9781628461473
Lccn
2014017812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024266451
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)878837787

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