Talking Black in America

Friday, February 26, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM


In preparation for the Talking Black in America webinar, registrants are expected to watch the Talking Black in America documentary film prior to the scheduled webinar. It is important to watch the documentary prior to the scheduled event so that participants can engage in discussion and group activities.


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The webinar starts at 12:00 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 12:05 p.m. 


Talking Black in America is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


In this webinar, Tracey Weldon-Stewart will facilitate a Q&A session on the documentary film Talking Black in America, which participants will have viewed prior to the webinar. 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.


This is an elective workshop for the Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence (TTIE) certificate of completion.


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Tracey Weldon-Stewart
Associate Dean for Diversity, Interdisciplinary Programs, and Social Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences

Tracey Weldon-Stewart is a Professor in the English Department and the Linguistics Program at USofC. She currently serves as Interim Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education. Weldon earned her PhD in Linguistics at The Ohio State University. As a quantitative sociolinguist, she specializes in American dialects, with a particular focus on Gullah and African American English. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate classes in Linguistics, including African American English, Language and Gender, Survey of Linguistics, and Varieties of American English. Weldon is the author of Middle Class African American English, published by Cambridge University Press in 2021. She is also an Associate Producer of the NSF funded documentary “Talking Black in America,” which was released in 2017 by the Language & Life Project at North Carolina State University.