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Daisy Turner’s Kin

February 10, 2016
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm

Bixby Memorial Free Library
Image of Daisy Turner

Vermont folklorist Jane Beck shares the story of the Turner family, a multi-generational saga spanning two centuries and 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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Image of Daisy Turner:  Vermont Folklife Center


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Bixby Memorial Free Library
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Vergennes, VT 05491 United States
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