The Poetry of Margaret Walker

Margaret Walker FW09795 / FL 9795

Margaret Walker was one of the most respected poets not only in the African American community but in America at large. Walker’s poems were first published in the 1930s when she was still a teenager and from there her popularity only grew. Walker’s poems tend to focus on themes surrounding Black culture such as her Ballad for Phyllis Wheatley which has enormous historical significance in the Black community and is featured on this collection.

Year Released 1975
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1975 Folkways Records

Genre(s) African American Spoken; Poetry
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Instructional; Poetry; Spoken word
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101 Ballad for Phyllis Wheatley Margaret Walker 2:24
102 Harriet Tubman Margaret Walker 7:04
103 The Ballad of the Free Margaret Walker 2:52
104 Ballad of Hoppy Toad Margaret Walker 3:38
201 Epitaph for My Father Margaret Walker 14:45
202 Jackson, Mississippi Margaret Walker 4:00
203 We Have Been Believers Margaret Walker 3:30
204 For My People Margaret Walker 5:54
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