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Delta jewels : in search of my grandmother's wisdom

Author: Alysia Burton Steele
Publisher: New York : Center Street, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Pictorial works
Named Person: Alysia Burton Steele
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alysia Burton Steele
ISBN: 9781455562848 145556284X
OCLC Number: 893894631
Notes: "Portraits and Interviews with My Elders."--Cover.
Includes index.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Family Tree --
Map of Mississippi Delta Region --
The Inspiration --
Tennie (Tennessee) S. Self, Clarksdale --
Albertine T Reid, Sherard --
Florida B. Smith, Charleston --
Katie M. Richardson, Tunica --
Lillian B. Matthews, Indianola --
Lillie B. Jackson, Tutwiler --
Deloris M. Gresham, Drew --
Joyce Dixon Myers, Ruleville --
Ruby Hooper-White, Ruleville --
Jean C. Woodley, Dundee --
Velma T. Moore, Grapeland --
Myrlie Evers, Jackson --
Gram's Story: Hat. Coat. Purse --
Curtistene Short Davis, Leland --
Rosie H. Bynum, Leland --
Easter W. Summerville, Leland --
Rachel J. Scurlock, Charleston --
Maude W. Coleman, Greenville --
Gram's Story: My Mississippi Burning --
Annyce P. Campbell, Mound Bayou --
Leola W. Overton, Clarksdale --
Gram's Story: I Felt Like an Orphan --
Juanita W. Turney, Greenville --
Gram's Story: Gram, Me and Rick James --
Rena Butler, Clarksdale --
Ivey B. Anderson, Mound Bayou --
Gram's Story: Gram Married at 17 --
Mildred W. Lee, Marks --
Gram's Story: "Say Goodnight, Lisa" --
Rebecca "Ma Beck" Hawkins, Indianola --
Ora D. Jackson, Merigold --
Viola J. Sisson, Greenwood --
Ceola L. Causey, Drew --
Ollie L. Mack, Yazoo City --
Bettie L. Clark, Yazoo City --
Leola B. Dillard, Yazoo City --
Alma B. Tucker, Webb --
Bessie M. Thompson, Charleston --
Gram's Story: Gram Wasn't Sure I Learned Anything --
Margie T. Johnson, Hollandale --
Mary L. Chatman, Cleveland --
Gram's Story: Pop Didn't Have to Say a Word --
Delcia R. Davis, Indianola --
Easter Lee Sharp, Shaw --
Gram's Story: Decently and in Order --
Daisy Idleburg, Mound Bayou --
Gram's Story: I Never Skipped School Again --
Ruby Perry Patton, Shelby --
Annie McFarland Mister, Grenada --
Emma Eudora McGee Horton, Charleston --
Lillie V. Thompson Davis, Marks --
Gram's Story: Funny, I'm Just Like Gram --
Magolia M. Fox, Grenada --
Margaret Henry, Mound Bayou --
Gram's Story: Gram-Sweat Pants, a Blazer and High Heels --
Dorothy A. Kee, Coffeeville --
Lela J. Bearden, Sumner --
Gram's Story: A Gram Legacy --
Lillie M. Roberts, Coffeeville --
Beatrice P. Smith, Charleston --
Herma S. Mims Floyd, Sumner --
Larvarah Jones, Ruleville --
Corine Thomas, Lambert --
Irene Thornton, Lambert --
Mary Ella Young, Ruleville --
Glennie Mae Houston, Tillatoba --
Virginia Hower, Clarksdale.
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