Announcing the Country Roots Music Issue

For the 24th annual music issue, we return to the roots of country music and celebrate the essence of “countrified” sound.


Margaret Walker


About

Margaret Walker (1915–1998) was the first African American to receive the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, for her first book of poems, For My People. Today considered one of the most valued black intellectuals in American history, she went on to publish four collections of poetry, a novel, a biography, and many essays. Walker was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and raised in New Orleans.

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