For My People: The Life and Writing of Margaret Walker

For My People: The Life and Writing of Margaret Walker (28 minutes, biography)

Narrated by Ruby Dee, this story explores the life and work of “the most famous person nobody knows,” writer Margaret Walker. Conversations with Walker, scholars and writers are woven together with archival footage, poetry and images from Walker’s work to reveal her distinctive style and voice that spoke to an America emerging from the Depression, going to war, and advancing civil/social rights. Broadcast on national public television (1999 – 2002).

Distributed to colleges and universities, schools and libraries by California Newsreel.

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