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Synopsis: Half a century ago a young woman published a poem that was destined to reverberate through American life.
Here that poem is reprinted with thirty-eight stunning photographs that celebrate it.
"For My People" is a resounding catalog of black history, a clarion that refutes the affliction of humiliation, an indelible record of noble accomplishments. Since 1942 this enduring paean to black America has remained an everlasting appeal against racial oppression.
"I wrote most of that poem," Margaret Walker says, "in fifteen minutes on a typewriter. I think it was just after my twenty-second birthday, and I felt it was my whole life gushing out - as I had felt about my people all my life."
Since that time the astonishing young poet whose voice rose in cadences that praise and honor black America has never ceased to stir minds and hearts to action with her credos. She became indeed the renowned poet, novelist, lecturer, teacher, and sage Margaret Walker Alexander.
In commemoration of "For My People," her first publication, and in tribute to her richly productive life, the acclaimed photographer Roland L. Freeman has joined a photo essay to Margaret Walker's poem.
"I selected photographs that call to mind the special human elements evoked by Walker, so basic to everyday life, and yet not often celebrated, elements which unravel the real beauty and the tenacity for life of African-American people."
With this marvelous collaboration both Walker and Freeman stimulate rejoicing for the spirit of the artist who perceives and depicts the rich and vital culture of black America.
In this jubilee year of a momentous poem, "For My People" continues to resound in the hearts of African-Americans and for all who love human freedom.
Title: Margaret Walkers for My People: A Tribute
Book Condition: New
Book Description Jackson, MS and London: University Press of Mississippi, 1992., 1992. First edition, first printing (per publisher's requisite number line upon copyright page). 12,  pages. Hardcover: H 28.75cm x L 22.25cm. White dust jacket rubbed. Black boards with vibrant silver stamped spine lettering. Past owner's personal blindstamp at front free endpaper's top right corner. Interior pages are otherwise bright and clean. Binding is firm. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. ISBN 0878056130. Seller Inventory # D17-5672
Book Description Jackson, MS and London: University Press of Mississippi, 1992., 1992. First edition, first printing (per publisher's requisite number line upon copyright page). 12,  pages. Hardcover: H 28.75cm x L 22.25cm. White dust jacket with slight curling at top edges of panels. Black cloth. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. ISBN 0878056130. Seller Inventory # D17-1959
Book Description Univ Pr of Mississippi, 1992. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0878056130-2-4
Book Description University Press of Mississippi (1992), Jackson MS, 1992. First Edition. 4to, pp. 12, plus a 35-page photo essay by Roland L. Freeman. Paper over boards. A nice copy in somewhat soiled dj. Seller Inventory # 53021
Book Description Univ Pr of Mississippi (Trd), 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0878056130
Book Description Univ Pr of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.A., 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Roland Freeman (illustrator). First Edition. First printing. A conversation with Margaret Walker and photographs by Roland Freeman. Black cloth binding, gilt titles. Unread, near fine with remainder dot to bottom edge and some rubbing to DJ. Scarce. Unpaginated. Book. Seller Inventory # 3671
Book Description Univ Pr of Mississippi, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020878056130
Book Description Univ Pr of Mississippi, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0878056130
Book Description Univ Pr of Mississippi (Trd), 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0878056130
Book Description Univ Pr of Mississippi, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110878056130