Samuel Ma’at

African Language Initiative | Yoruba Instructor

Samuel Ma’at (né Samuel White Jr.) has been a Durham resident for a little over 10 years. With an M.A. in Spanish and Translation Studies from UNC Charlotte and owner of his business Lengua Lounge, he is a Spanish translator, instructor and tutor. He began studying the Yoruba language in 2016 with Abibitumi Kasa, and for the past 2 years, has taken on the mission to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with the community. As he sees the immense value in Afrikan language studies and how it could benefit the community, he is very excited in being a part of the From Slavery to Freedom Lab initiative at the Franklin Humanities Institute to help launch the Yoruba Language Program and engage those in attendance interested in learning basic Yoruba.

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