January 29, 2018

Film, discussion on ‘Talking Black in America’ is Friday

Talking Black in America flierA panel discussion and documentary screening, “Talking Black in America,” is at 3 p.m., Feb. 2, in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium.

The 66-minute documentary showcases the history and symbolic role of language in the lives of African-Americans and highlights the impact on the speech and culture of the United States. A Q-and-A panel led by Randolph Burnside, associate professor, Political Science, and Walt Wolfram, the film’s executive producer, follows.

The event is free and open to the public. The Department of Linguistics and Graduate Professional Student Council are event sponsors.