Here is a great New York Times article about Alysia Burton Steele and her Delta Jewels book. The Delta Center and the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area are proud to be working with this talented author and photographer. Delta Jewels is a compelling book about Mississippi Delta church mothers.
The Delta Center for Culture and Learning at Delta State University recently took ten Robertson Scholars to Memphis. While there, they visited the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Graceland, and the National Civil Rights Museum. They also saw Beale Street and watched the ducks march in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel.
The scholars group included six scholars who are living in Cleveland for the summer plus three who are living in New Orleans and one stationed in Atlanta. The tour was escorted by the Delta Center’s Lee Aylward. The Delta Center is currently the manager of the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area.