A virtual talk on the history of a Black family in New England will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. The talk, which is part of the First Wednesday Lecture series of the Vermont Humanities Council and Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, will be delivered via Zoom.
Folklorist Jane Beck will share the story of the Turner family, a saga that spans four generations and two centuries. The 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. 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 60 interviews with Turner, the daughter of enslaved people.
To register for the live event, which includes an opportunity for questions and answers by attendees, go to https://www.vermonthumanities.org/event/digital-daisy-turners-kin/.
For more information, contact Brooks Memorial Library at 802-254-5290 or visit www.brookslibraryvt.org.