Special language of Gullah people is highlighted at Smithsonian

The distinctive language of the Gullah people -- descendants of African slaves who lived an isolated life off the coast of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida -- is part of an exhibit opening today at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum in Washington. "Word, Shout, Song" shows the work of linguist Lorenzo Dow Turner, called "the father of Gullah studies."

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