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DuSable Museum of African American History

Exhibition Detail
Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60637


June 15th, 2012 - December 31st, 2012
Opening: 
June 15th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
, Lorenzo Dow TurnerLorenzo Dow Turner
© Courtesy of the artist and DuSable Museum of African American History
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Tuesday—Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Sunday, Noon–5:00 p.m. (Closed Mondays)
TAGS:  
photography, artifacts, recordings
> DESCRIPTION

This exhibition documents the historical journey made by people from Africa to the Americas, along with their language and music. In the 1930s, Lorenzo Dow Turner discovered that the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina retained parts of the culture and language of their West African enslaved ancestors. Turner’s research produced a living treasury of previously unknown traditions, songs, and folkways that also uncovered and illuminated the connections with West African and Afro-Brazilian communities. On view are rare photographs, recordings, and artifacts collected by Turner from those Gullah communities in the United States, Brazil, and West Africa.


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