The Pomona Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science is pleased to present an evening with Professor Walt Wolfram, who will be screening the new documentary "Talking Black in America". The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A and discussion with Professor Wolfram, moderated by Professor Nicole Holliday of the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science.

From the film's website: "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".

Additional information on the film.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Pomona College
  • Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center
  • 170 E. Sixth Street
Pomona Faculty and Staff
Pomona Students
Claremont Colleges Community