Walt Wolfram Talks About His Documentary "Talking Black In America"
The story of African American speech follows the unique circumstances of the descendants of American slaves and their incredible impact on American language and life. The resonant cadences, rhythms and expressiveness of African American speech reflect the imprint of African language systems, the influence of regional British and Southern English 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. With Reverend Jeremiah Wright, DJ Nabs, Professor Griff, Beast1, Dahlia the Poet and many others. Join filmmaker Walt Wolfram as he discusses the documentary.