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Running head: CONNECTION BETWEEN AFRICANS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS 1
Connection between Africans and African Americans
CONNECTION BETWEEN AFRICANS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS
1. Who was Lorenzo Turner? What was his contribution to the African diaspora studies?
According to (Wade-Lewis, 1988) Lorenzo Turner was an African-American academic and
linguistic who was around from 1890 to 1972. He earned a Master’s degree from Howard
University and Harvard University, and later in 1926 at the University of Chicago secured a
Ph.D. in English Literature. He headed the English department at Howard and Fisk Universities
from 1920 to 1928 and 1929 to 1946, respectively. He used his position as the head of the
English department to champion the position of African American studies(Wade-Lewis, 1988).
He Investigated the Gullah language dialects and its origin. He discovered that the African
languages influenced it and faced little criticism from h...
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