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"Talking Black in America": Film Screening and Discussion

This is a past event.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 4:00pm

Virtual Event

Join the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment, the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program for a screening of "Talking Black in America" and a discussion with executive producer Walt Wolfram and producer Renee Blake, in honor of Black History Month. 

"Talking Black in America" showcases the creativity and resilience of people living through oppression, segregation, and the fight for equality, and the powerful identity forged by a shared heritage, all expressed in the ways African Americans communicate. The documentary chronicles the incredible impact of African American English on American language and culture. Filmed across the U.S., "Talking Black in America" is a revelation of language as legacy, identity, and triumph over adversity.


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