Illiteracy and Black English

Illiteracy and Black English (1985)
Duration: 00:59:16

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Themes: Education and Families | Literature and Language |

Guests: James Jr Smith, Delores Grant, Janet Morton, Steve Chennault, Jack Daniel
Host : Ed Gordon, Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Dianne Hudson

Summary: This show focuses on adult illiteracy and the use of Black English as a language.
Guests include Janet Morton, the literacy co-coordinator for Detroit Public Schools; Delores Grant, a student at the Literacy Volunteers of America; James Smith Jr., a tutor for the Literacy Volunteers of America; Steve Chennault, a sociolinguist; and Jack Daniel, an associate professor of communication at the University of Pittsburg.