School of Journalism and New Media

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School of Journalism and New Media professor’s project selected to partner with National Humanities Alliance

Posted on: July 10th, 2018 by ldrucker

Rolando Herts, Alysia Burton Steele, Delta Jewel Annyce Campbell, Bobby Steele, and Kappi Allen at the Clarksdale Community Gathering. Image courtesy of the Delta Center for Culture and Learning.

A School of Journalism and New Media journalism professor has been chosen to partner with the National Humanities Alliance.

The organization has highlighted 51 partnerships out of 1,402 applicants, and one selected was Assistant Professor Alysia Steele’s Delta Jewels Oral History Partnership. Click here to view the website that showcases Steele’s work.

Steele is the author of Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom. She is also founder and executive director of the Delta Jewels Support Foundation.

The Mississippi Humanities Council named Steele a 2016 Preserver of Mississippi Culture Award winner. She is the coordinator for Lens Collective, a multimedia storytelling conference, and she was highlighted in Bishop T.D. Jakes docu-series Destiny Visions.

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