Jeanne Nutter

Year: 2016

Affiliation(s): Bloomfield College

For nearly twenty years Jeanne Nutter has done extensive work in documenting African American oral histories. Much of her work has taken the form of exhibits and documentaries on the experience of African Americans in Delaware. The documentaries that were produced out of her work include A Separate Place: The Schools P.S. du Pont Built, Conversation with Jane E. Mitchell: African American Nurse, Conversation with Reverend Maurice J. Moyer: Civil Rights Activist, Conversation with Dr. Eugene McGowan: African American School Psychologist and Community Leader, and Conversation with Edward Loper: African American Painter. Nutter has also published two books; Growing Up Black in New Castle County and Black America Series: Delaware.

Nutter is an inductee of the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame and past-president of the Delaware chapter of the AARP and has also won the Wilmington NAACP Award in Education, the Phi Delta Kappa Leadership Award, the Delaware State Education Association’s Humanities and Civil Rights Award, and the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League’s James H. Gilliam, Jr Humanitarian Award. She is the coordinator of the broadcast journalism concentration at Bloomfield College where she has been teaching since 2001.