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Field Work in Big Qua Town, Calabar, Eastern Region (Nigeria): Wedding Ceremony among the Qua Clan, the Bride Surrounded by Women Relatives

Object Details

Creator
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972
Scope and Contents
Additional information from Alcione M. Amos reads, "In 1951, Lorenzo Dow Turner was able to achieve his dream of visiting Africa after he received a Fulbright award. His visit to West Africa was a major adventure of interacting with the local people, presenting lectures, and again recording songs, folktales, and proverbs. Turner was initially located at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where he lectured to appreciative audiences on topics such as Africans in the New World and the English language in America. Soon after his arrival he was extending his reach and traveling all over the country. During these excursions he often played the recordings he had made in Brazil with Yoruba speakers. His audiences in Africa were fascinated. He was further connecting the worlds of the African Diaspora through language." [Lorenzo Dow Turner: Connecting Communities through Language. Alcione M. Amos. The Black Scholar: Volume 41, No.1, Journal of Black Studies and Research (Spring 2011), pp. 4-15. Published by: the Black World Foundation and Paradigm Publishers, Boulder, Colorado]
Date
1951
Extent
1 Item (photographic negative , b&w, 35mm.)
Type
Archival materials
Negatives
Topic
Cultural landscapes
Hairstyles -- Africa
Rites and ceremonies
Women -- Africa
Place
Africa
Nigeria
Nigeria, Eastern
Calabar (Nigeria)
Nigeria -- Cross River State -- Calabar
Culture
Ejagham (African people)
Collection Citation
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers,Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier
ACMA.06-017, Item ACMA LDT-N-R22-716
General
Title is provided by ACMA Archives staff based on researcher's notes.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note
This photograph was taken by Lorenzo Dow Turner while conducting field research in Nigeria, on a Fulbright Research Award from March 1951 through December 1951.
Field Work in Big Qua Town, Calabar, Eastern Region (Nigeria): Wedding Ceremony among the Qua Clan, the Bride Surrounded by Women Relatives
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