Margaret Walker Poems

Margaret Walker was an American novelist born in 1915 in Birmingham, Alabama. She was influenced by authors like Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Her first collection of poetry, For My People, was published in 1942. She was the first Black woman to win the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award.


by Margaret Walker

‘Lineage’ by Margaret Walker describes the strength of a speaker’s enslaved female ancestors and how they suffered for that strength.

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