Film Screening: Talking Black in America

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Film Screening: Talking Black in America

April 11, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Film Screening: Talking Black in America

African-American language is widely misunderstood. The first feature-length documentary devoted to African-American speech, “Talking Black in America: The Story of African American Language,” attempts to remedy these misconceptions and the marginalization they cause. The film will screen for the first time in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in Carnegie Mellon University’s Rashid Auditorium (Gates-Hillman Center 4401). Walt Wolfram, executive producer and the William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor at North Carolina State University, will introduce the film.

The screening and panel discussion are free and open to the public. The events are sponsored by Carnegie Mellon’s Department of English, Language Technologies Institute and CAUSE, and the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education, Center for Urban Education and Department of Linguistics.

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Venue

Carnegie Mellon University’s Rashid Auditorium (Gates-Hillman Center 4401)
5000 CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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