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College of Arts and Sciences

Film Screening and Talk with the Producer: Talking Black in America

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 2:30pm

Location: Russell House Theatre

Speaker: Walt Wolfram, Executive Producer, Distinguished Professor, NC State University

Following the film screening, Dr. Wolfram will hold a Q&A session.

Talking Black in America follows the unique circumstances of the descendants of American slaves and their incredible impact on American life and language. Speech varieties from the African American community reflect the imprint of African language systems, the influences of regional British and Southern American dialects, and the creativity and resilience of people living through oppression, segregation and the fight for equality. Filmed across the United States, Talking Black in America is a startling revelation of language as legacy, identity and triumph over adversity. With Reverend Jeremiah Wright, DJ Nabs, Professor Griff, Quest M.C.O.D.Y., Dahlia the Poet, Nicky Sunshine and many others.

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the USC Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Linguistics Program