The Making of From These Shores
ߞߊߓߏ߫ ߢߌ߲ ߕߌ߲ߕߐ ߟߎ߫ ߞߊ߲ (N'Ko Script)
Kevin J. Turner
(1961 – 2020)
After a trip to The Gambia in 2006, Kevin Turner assisted in the formulation of the non-profit, Port of Harlem Gambian Education Partnership (POHGEP). He insisted that we include the word partnership in the name to signify that we work with our Gambian cousins versus Gambians carrying out our wishes.
In that same year, Turner was a part of the POHGEP delegation that handed then Executive Director of the National Council of Arts and Culture Momodou C. Joof a limited edition drawing of Martin Robison Delany, the father of Pan-Africanism, that hangs here in the Juffureh Slavery Museum. This exhibition, “From These Shores” is funded by a bequeath from Turner.
We display the exhibit’s name in the eight most common languages spoken in The Gambia on the main panel. On this panel, we included the exhibit’s name in N’Ko, a writing system for the Manding languages of which Mandinka is one of them and, the language spoken largely in this region and by Kunta Kinte,
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