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The Avery Research Center to Host the Smithsonian’s Lorenzo Dow Turner Exhibit in January 2012

Posted by: Savannah Frierson | November 4, 2011 | No Comment |

The Avery Research Center is excited to host “Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language”, the world-class exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Community Museum,  in January 2012. This exhibit is a beautiful and thought-provoking assemblage of artifacts, photographs, and text that documents the life and work of Dr. Lorenzo Dow Turner, the first African-American linguist; and examines the visceral interconnections between African diasporan cultures on three continents: the Gullah-Geechee communities of South Carolina and Georgia; the Afro-Brazilian community of Bahia, Brazil; and the West African cultures from which the other two were born.

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