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‘Delta Jewels’ Author Visits Atlanta Book Club Conference

Aug 6, 2015


Leola Dillard, a centenarian from Yazoo City, Miss;, is one of more than women featured in the book '''Delta Jewels.''
Credit Alysia Burton Steele

Last month on “City Lights,” host Lois Reitzes talked with photojournalist Alysia Burton Steele about her recent book exploring the lives of several dozen elderly African-American women in Mississippi.

Photojournalist and professor Alysia Burton Steele, author of ''Delta Jewels,'' interviewed on ''City Lights.''
Credit Charles W. Jones / WABE

Steele visited WABE studios for an extended conversation with Reitzes about “Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom,” which has received nationwide acclaim. Steele, a former photographer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, now teaches at the University of Mississippi.

She will be among the speakers at this weekend’s National Book Club Conference in Buckhead, and will return to Atlanta on Sept. 4 for the Decatur Book Festival.