Join Truman College during Black History Month for a virtual screening of TALKING BLACK in AMERICA.
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. The film features Reverend Jeremiah Wright, DJ Nabs, Professor Griff, Quest M.C.O.D.Y., Dahlia the Poet, Nicky Sunshine, and many others.
Zoom Link: https://cccedu.zoom.us/j/82698385638