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Delta Jewels: Black Women, Wit, and Wisdom from the Mississippi Delta

Delta Jewels

The book, “Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom,” by Alysia Burton Steele is a collection of formal portraits and oral histories of the Mississippi Delta’s beloved “church mothers.” The women featured in the book share poignant highlights about life during the Jim Crow era in Mississippi, including stories about the Civil Rights Movement, voting, fighting to receive an education and working on plantations.

Read the official press release on WVU Today
Join us for a presentation with the author

Thursday, September 22, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Media Innovation Center, 4th floor Evansdale Crossing

Co-sponsored by the WVU Reed College of Media, the WVU English Department, and the WVUHistory Department.

This event is free and open to the public.