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Field Work in the Eastern Region (Nigeria): Asaba-Onitsha Ferry Crossing: Niger River, Asaba Side, Domestic Scene near Ferry Landing

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Turner, Lorenzo Dow 1890-1972
Turner, Lorenzo Dow
Physical description:
1 photographic negative : b&w; 35mm
Nigeria, Anambra State, Onitsha
Nigeria, Eastern
Onitsha (Nigeria)
Title is provided by ACMA Archives staff based on researcher's notes.
Additional information from Margaret Wade-Lewis publication reads, "Turner's final diary entry was written just after he left the Ibadan area for the eastern provinces. 'Monday, May 21, 1951: Left Ibadan at 7;30 A.m. for trip to Eastern Provinces. Arrived in Asaba Territory at 4:55 P.M., a distance of about 322 miles. George drove all the way. Left Asaba at 6:00 P.M. and reached Onitsha about 6:30 P.M. Spent night at Hotel Rainbow. Rest house had no vacancy. Took meal there. [...]'." [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]
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: Father of Gullah Studies. By Margaret Wade-Lewis. Published by: Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2007, p. 174]
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Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams
Local number:
ACMA LDT-N-R02-044
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Sub-series 5.4.1: Research: Africa
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, Series 5: Photographs ca 1890-1974
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers 1895-1972
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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