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Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language

Originally on view: Aug 9, 2010 to Jul 24, 2011

Currently available for travel

Word, Shout, Song documents the historical journey made by people from Africa, their language, and their music, to the Americas. Through words, music, and story, Lorenzo Dow Turner discovered in the 1930s that the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina still possessed parts of the culture and language of their enslaved ancestors, which had long been believed lost.



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