Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies

New perspectives on African American history, literature, and art, and politics. Recent titles include: Raymond Pace Alexander: A New Negro Lawyer Fights for Civil Rights in Philadelphia; African American Preachers and Politics.

Aaron Henry: The Fire Ever Burning

African American Haiku: Cultural Visions

African American Preachers and Politics: The Careys of Chicago

African American Religion and the Civil Rights Movement in Arkansas

All Stories Are True: History, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

Beaches, Blood, and Ballots: A Black Doctor's Civil Rights Struggle

The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Borders of Equality: The NAACP and the Baltimore Civil Rights Struggle, 1914-1970

Can Anything Beat White? A Black Family's Letters

City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Daisy Bates: Civil Rights Crusader from Arkansas

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

In the Lion's Mouth: Black Populism in the New South, 1886-1900

Jennie Carter: A Black Journalist of the Early West

Justice Older than the Law: The Life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree

Lockstep and Dance: Images of Black Men in Popular Culture

Making a Way out of No Way: African American Women and the Second Great Migration

Nationalism, Marxism, and African American Literature between the Wars: A New Pandora's Box

The Other World of Richard Wright: Perspectives on His Haiku

Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt

Perspectives on Percival Everett

The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello

The Postwar African American Novel: Protest and Discontent, 1945-1950

Raised Up Down Yonder: Growing Up Black in Rural Alabama

Raymond Pace Alexander: A New Negro Lawyer Fights for Civil Rights in Philadelphia

Remembering Reet and Shine: Two Black Men, One Struggle

Searching for the New Black Man: Black Masculinity and Women's Bodies

Shadowing Ralph Ellison

The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness

The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

This Woman's Work: The Writing and Activism of Bebe Moore Campbell

To Write in the Light of Freedom: The Newspapers of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools

Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement

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Mississippi’s Literary and Cultural Legacy: Part 2

In preparation for the 2017 Mississippi Book Festival, we asked our authors to answer a few questions about our state’s literary and cultural legacy. This is the second of three blogs posts in which we share their responses. Click here to read Part 1. Below, you’ll find our authors guide to the Festival, including which events they are most excited about, who they would cast in their dream

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