Lorenzo Dow Turner Appointment Book, 1932
About the Project
How did Lorenzo Dow Turner (1890-1972), the first professionally trained African American linguist, discover the speaking pattern of the Gullah people was actually a Creole language, heavily influenced by the languages of West Africa? Well, he had to conduct interviews with members of the Gullah community. Transcribe Dr. Turner's 1932 appointment notebook to assist scholars with identifying Turner's Gullah informants.