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*DIGITAL* Daisy Turner’s Kin
Brooks Memorial Library
Folklorist Jane Beck shares the story of the Turner family, a saga that spans four generations and two centuries. This rare account of the Black experience in New England covers capture in Africa, the middle passage, two generations of enslavement, escape from bondage, and eventually a family farm on a Vermont hilltop.
About Jane Beck
Jane Beck is the founder of the Vermont Folklife Center and is the author of Daisy Turner’s Kin, an African American Family Saga, which is based on sixty interviews with Turner, the daughter of enslaved people.Register for this free talk
Underwriter: The Preservation Trust of Vermont
Partner: Middlebury College and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Photo: Vermont Folklife Center
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