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Daisy Turner’s Kin

September 20
12:00 am


Monkton Museum and Historical Society
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Vermont folklorist Jane Beck shares the story of the Turner family, a multigenerational saga spanning two centuries, played out across three continents.  The saga was related to Jane Beck by Daisy Turner, who had listened to her father, Alec Turner, recount stories of the family past. Her captivating narrative covers the early 19th century British-African trade, shipwreck, birth of a biracial child, slave trading, enslavement, plantation life, escape, Civil War, moving north, battling racism, buying land and settling on a hilltop in Vermont that became a family center. Daisy also shared her own life story, a powerful and rare account of the African American experience in New England from the 1880s forward.

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Monkton Museum and Historical Society
280 Monkton Ridge
Ferrisburgh, VT 05473 United States
Phone:
802-482-2277

Organizer

Kristen Farrell
Phone:
8024822277