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Aleta Hodge: Author & Storyteller
IG: @indianaavenuejazz
FB: viola.mae.984
Email: hodegealeta@gmail.com

Author & Storyteller
1994: Women & Money, financial empowerment for teens and women

1998: The Value Book, financial literacy for tweens and teens

2000 – 2003: Columnist with the Indianapolis Star

2013: The Jackson Family Legacy in Kentucky,

2018: Indiana Avenue – Life and Musical Journey from 1915 to 2015

2018 Indiana Avenue Jazz™ - live jazz music plus storytelling,the legends

of Indiana Avenue.

2022: The Robust Life and Legacy of Noble Sissle (manuscript to be published)

2019: Volunteered for You Are There 1915 Madam C.J. Walker Empowering Women

exhibit at the Indiana Historical Society.

2020: Developed concept design for Indy Art & Seek public art project for

African American Sweat Equity in the 1950s

2020: Developed concept design or Indy Art & Seek public art project for 

Music Legends of Crispus Attucks High School

2021: Interviewed for upcoming (2023) documentary to celebrate the 100th

birthday of Wes Montgomery, jazz guitarist.

2021: Presented Celebrate Mari Evans on Indiana Avenue with a live jazz band.

2021: Podcast host for Indiana Avenue Jazz podcast, Ransom Place Racial

Justice, https://anchor.fm/indiana-avenue-jazz. 

• BS degree, Stanford University
• MBA degree, Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
• MS degree in 2023, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
• Publishing in Color Writing Conference, 2022

Professional Memberships
• Authors Guild
• American Association of University Women
• Indiana African American Genealogy Group
• Indiana Historical Society
• National Museum of African American History and Culture