Margaret Walker

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Birthday
7, 1915
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Nov 30, 1998 (83)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
7, 1915
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Nov 30, 1998 (83)

About

An American poet and writer of the twentieth-century African-American literary movement in Chicago, she is most known for works such as Jubilee (a 1966 novel) and For My People (a 1942 poem).

Before Fame

She worked for the Federal Writers' Project under the Works Progress Administration.

Trivia

She set many of her works in the Civil War-era American South.

Family Life

She was raised in Birmingham, Alabama and New Orleans, Louisiana. She later had four children with Firnist Alexander.

Associated With

She and Richard Wright were both members of the South Side Writers Group.