Afro-American Perspectives. Lesson 21: Language

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30-program television series on black history and culture, written by William Blackwell Branch. Isaiah Fletcher, Affirmative Action coordinator for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, and Malkia Roberts, artist and teacher at American University, co-moderators. Fletcher discusses Black English as a particular variation of Standard English, derived over time from African oral traditions, the slave experience in America, and "the necessity for an adaptive in-group language." Roberts interviews poet June Jordan, then professor of Afro-American studies at Yale University, and Dr. Regina Goff, professor of early childhood education at the University of Maryland, on the pros and cons of Black English. Maryland congressman Parren J. Mitchell gives two examples.
Maryland Public Television; Maryland. State Department of Education. Division of Instructional Television
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North America; United States of America
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