Carnegie Mellon University hosts ‘Talking Black in America’ Pittsburgh premiere


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“Talking Black in America: The Story of African American Language,” is the first feature-length documentary devoted to African American speech, and attempts to remedy misconceptions and resulting marginalization, according to a news release.

The film will have its Pittsburgh premiere at 4 p.m. April 11 in Carnegie Mellon University’s Rashid Auditorium.

Executive producer Walt Wolfram, the William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor at North Carolina State University, will introduce the film.

“When I first saw a preview of ‘Talking Black in America,’ I knew that we needed to bring it to Pittsburgh,” Barbara Johnstone, professor of English and linguistics in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, says…

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