Talking Black in America: Performance Traditions - screening and panel
The Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series on Language Discrimination in Fragile Communities and the FOCUS Program are pleased to present:
Talking Black in America: Performance Traditions
screening and panel
4:00pm Screening of Talking Black in America: Performance Traditions (runtime, 59 minutes)
5:00pm Discussion Panel with Mark Anthony Neal (Duke University), Walt Wolfram (NCSU) and Danica Cullinan (NCSU)
Talking Black in America: Performance summarizes the vast array of African American Language use in performance styles and genres that include musical traditions (Blues, Spirituals, Hip Hop), spoken genres (Spoken Word, Preaching), and rituals (the Dozens). Interviews with performers and other experts illustrate ways in which the Black Experience and the use of African American Language are essential to these creative forms of expression.
Runtime 59 minutes.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
217 Perkins Library
It will take place on Wednesday, February 15th at 4:00 pm in 217 Perkins Library. A flyer is attached and light refreshments provided.
Spaces limited to 115. Please register to attend: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8kbry22n5Qy2F14
Please invite your colleagues and students. We look forward to seeing you there!