Signing Black in America

| 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm | Online

Join us for the annual celebration of ASALH's founder, the historian and educator Carter G. Woodson

The Athens, Georgia Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) and the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia invite you to a virtual screening of the film "Signing Black in America" (Dir. Danica Cullinan and Neal Hutcheson, Films Media Group, 2020). This is the first-ever documentary about the innovative variety of sign language that was developed by members of the historically segregated African American Deaf Community. An online panel discussion will follow that features deaf and hearing producers and researchers for this film:

Professor Carolyn McCaskill (Gallaudet University), Ciel Lucas, Professor Emerita (Gallaudet University), Professor Joseph Hill (Rochester Institute of Technology), and Professor Robert Bayley (University of California, Davis). Sign and voice interpreters areMr. Paris McTizic and Ms. Jenese Portee.

If you enjoyed last year’s screening of "Talking Black in America" about the cultural impact of African American Language, you will enjoy this sequel which appeals to children, youth, and adults.

The event is free and open to the public, and registration is required. Please register here:

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