Journey’s End. The Turner farm in Grafton, VT. Courtesy, Vermont Folklife Center.

The story of Turner family begins in Africa and continues to this day in Vermont. Through one family’s story, it is possible to help students understand the enduring impacts of slavery and grasp the rich cultural traditions preserved and shared through Daisy Turner’s stories.

“This thing is in me. If I just had read it, it would be a different story. But I’ve lived it.”

The Turner family lessons are tied to four key ideas: