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Field Work on the Benue Plateau, Northern Region (Nigeria): Village Made of Traditional Round Houses with Thatched Roofs

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Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
1 Item (photographic negative , b&w, 35mm.)
Archival materials
Nigeria, Northern
Nigeria -- Benue State
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]
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.
File Restrictions:
Fragile: Physical access restricted.
Architecture  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers,Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
ACMA.06-017, Item ACMA LDT-N-R23-737
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Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers
Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers / Series 5: Photographs, circa 1890–1974 / 5.4.1: Research: Africa / 35mm negatives / Nigeria, Northern
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives