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Field Work in Abeokuta, Western Region (Nigeria): Students Performance at Abeokuta Grammar School

view Field Work in Abeokuta, Western Region (Nigeria): Students Performance at Abeokuta Grammar School digital asset number 1
Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow 1890-1972
Subject:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow
Physical description:
1 photographic negative : b&w; 35mm
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)
Type:
Negatives
Place:
Nigeria, Ogun State, Abeokuta
Africa
Nigeria
Nigeria, Western
Abeokuta (Nigeria)
Date:
1951
Notes:
Title is provided by ACMA Archives staff based on researcher's notes.
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.
The Lorenzo Dow Turner papers were donated to the Anacostia Community Museum in 2003 by Professor Turner's widow, Lois Turner Williams. Additional materials were donated in the spring of 2010 by Mrs. Turner Williams.
Summary:
Information from Turner's diary as reported in Margaret Wade-Lewis publication reads, "Thursday, May 10, 1951. Trip to Abeokuta with the Beiers. Made recordings of music of Egungun and students of Abeokuta Grammar School." [Lorenzo Dow Turner: Father of Gullah Studies. By Margaret Wade-Lewis. Published by: Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2007, p. 173]
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]
Cite as:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams
Topic:
Dance
Education
Local number:
ACMA LDT-N-R41-1339
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu
See more items in:
Sub-series 5.4.1: Research: Africa
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, Series 5: Photographs ca 1890-1974
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers 1895-1972
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_303570

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