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The Poetry of Margaret Walker

The Poetry of Margaret Walker

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.

Track Listing

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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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