Tuesday, Oct. 23
“Talking Black in America,” film screening and Q&A with producers
Turner Theatre, Schar Center, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m. with entertainment by student groups)
“Talking Black in America” is a new documentary about the history and circumstances of African American speech. The film is directed and produced by Neal Hutcheson and Danica Cullinan, and linguist Walt Wolfram is the executive producer. It is part of the Language and Life Project at N.C. State (https://www.talkingblackinamerica.org/).
“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 Global Neighborhood and The English Department