The Delta Media Project, an action research project of The Gourd of Wisdom Institute (TGOW-I), is the brainchild of photojournalist, videographer & storyteller, Ed Silvera. He is committed to developing and presenting original photographs, video presentations, and audio recordings that contribute to greater awareness and understanding of the daily life and Blues tradition in the Delta region of Mississippi. Through the use of digital technology that employs various Internet platforms, digital technology precepts, and new media stages, we archive existing material and create original content that explores one of the richest evolving cultural traditions in the global community.
The Delta Media Project is poised to become the number one digital repository of Mississippi Delta-related media in the world. Through our efforts, we l enhance global awareness of the Delta and its impact on the socio-economic landscape of African American and American history and culture as a whole.
We shall continue to explore collaborations with Mississippi elementary, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions in addition to Delta government and community-based organizations. This inclusiveness shall remain a major consideration in all DMP endeavors, for it ensures an accurate depiction of the Delta through the eyes and voices of the environment and its people.
As an integral component of TGOW-I’s action research agenda, The Delta Media Project will provide a definitive, one-stop databank for students, researchers and scholars in all aspects of Mississippi Delta history and culture while providing an opportunity for participatory action research for anyone wishing to share such content.
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If you have Mississippi Delta related media that you would like to exhibit on DMP, please send us a short description to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you to discuss formatting and licensing.
Feel free to also contact us if you've discovered a link that you feel would be appropriate for our site, or for answers to general questions.
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Delta Media Project
P.O. Box 5586
Atlanta, GA. 31107
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