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Continuing Education for Teachers

Margaret Walker Alexander
The Most Famous Person Nobody Knows
Tuesday, June 17
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $50. Checks for the seminar should be made payable to Millsaps College.
.5 CEU credit for participants is included in the cost of the seminar.
Lunch is on your own and not included in the registration fee. 

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Margaret Walker Alexander - Millsaps CollegeMississippi writer Margaret Walker has been called “the most famous person nobody knows” although her life--as a novelist, poet, essayist, educator, wife and mother--is a true twentieth century-story, one that illustrates the major issues and obstacles for blacks and women over the last one hundred years. Her work has been critically overlooked despite the fact that her career includes a number of notable “firsts”; a plethora of awards, honors and recognitions; and relationships and close friendships with several well-known twentieth-century black writers, such as Richard Wright, Alice Walker, Langston Hughes and Nikki Giovanni.

Dr. Carolyn J. Brown, author of the forthcoming Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker (University Press of Mississippi, November 2014), will provide an overview of Walker’s life and critical discussion of her poetry and groundbreaking novel, Jubilee, which is based on her great grandmother’s life and tells the story of the Civil War and Reconstruction from the slave’s point of view.  2015 is Margaret Walker’s centennial year, and it is the intent of this class is to reintroduce this Jackson writer to a new generation of readers and celebrate the accomplishments of her
extraordinary career.

Contact: Wanda Manor, Office of Continuing Education, Millsaps College
E-mail: manorwl@millsaps.edu or Phone: 601-974-1133

Advanced Placement Institute
July 7 - 11, 2014

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Millsaps College offers the Advanced Placement© Institute for teachers who are currently teaching or preparing to teach Advanced Placement© or Pre-AP© courses in their schools. The Institute introduces the curriculum content and teaching methods needed by teachers of these courses. The Institutes will be beneficial for teachers seeking guidance in beginning an AP© program or strengthening an existing one.