Film Screening: 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. With Reverend Jeremiah Wright, DJ Nabs, Professor Griff, Quest M.C.O.D.Y., Dahlia the Poet, Nicky Sunshine and many others.

Following the screening, a panel of experts on African American speech and culture will respond to and assess the film. The panel will consist of Karla Scott (Communication, Saint Louis University), Reiland Rabaka (Ethnic Studies, CU Boulder), and Danielle Hodge (Communication, CU Boulder).

Wednesday, April 17 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Student Recreation Center, Ice Rink Overlook
1855 Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO 80309