Delta Jewels is a beautiful legacy to 50 female church elders in the Mississippi Delta. The author warmly narrates her struggle to gather all the stories included, sprinkled with anecdotes about her life growing up with her grandparents. She ties a nice little bow on that package with funny, sad, shocking, inspiring and sometimes heart warming stories of wisdom from these women she meets along the way.
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Alysia Burton Steele won a 2006 Pulitzer Prize with the Dallas Morning News team, where she was picture editor. She is currently an assistant professor at the Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media. She holds an MA in photography from Ohio U. Born in Harrisburg, PA.
Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother's Wisdom by Alysia Burton Steele
Inspired by memories of her beloved grandmother, photographer and author Alysia Burton Steele--picture editor on a Pulitzer Prize-winning team--combines heart-wrenching narrative with poignant photographs of more than 50 female church elders in the Mississippi Delta.
These ordinary women lived extraordinary lives under the harshest conditions of the Jim Crow era and during the courageous changes of the Civil Rights Movement. With the help of local pastors, Steele recorded these living witnesses to history and folk ways, and shares the significance of being a Black woman--child, daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother in Mississippi--a Jewel of the Delta.
Alysia Burton Steele Reading from Delta Jewels Book
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About the Author
Alysia Burton Steele is currently an assistant professor at the Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media. She holds an MA in photography from Ohio U. Born in Harrisburg, PA. Learn more: AlysiaBurton.com
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