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*DIGITAL* Daisy Turner’s Kin

October 6
7:00 pm

Brooks Memorial Library
Daisy Turner in a headscarf with a cane in front of her Vermont home
Note: due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this talk will only be offered online, via Zoom. Advance registration is required for this event. Register for this free talk.

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.

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Underwriter: The Preservation Trust of Vermont

Partner: Middlebury College and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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Photo: Vermont Folklife Center

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Starr LaTronica
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Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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