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Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers

Identifier: 023
Abstract Lorenzo Dow Turner served as Professor of English and lecturer in African Cultures at Roosevelt University College in Chicago. The Papers document Turner's extensive educational training, his long teaching career first at Fisk University and then at Roosevelt University, his exhaustive linguistic research, and the revolutionary theories on black speech development in America that he pioneered. Of special interest are cassette tapes including copies of the original sound recordings made by...
Dates: 1915-1973

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  • Subject: African languages--Study and teaching X
  • Names: Turner, Lorenzo Dow X