Special Event

Documentary Screening: SIGNING BLACK in AMERICA

Monday, April 15, 2024 | 10:30 a.m.

$0 | Friedman Family Auditorium

Showtimes: 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Documentary Runtime: 27 minutes

In celebration of National ASL Day, Planet Word welcomes visitors to watch free all-day screenings of SIGNING BLACK in AMERICA. Learn about this enlightening story centering on the unique dialect of American Sign Language known as Black ASL, born out of historically segregated African American Deaf communities.

SIGNING BLACK in AMERICA is the second installment of the Emmy Award winning TALKING BLACK IN AMERICA series, consisting of five interconnected documentaries on African American language and culture and their influential impact on the world.

Distinct uses of space, hand and directional movement, and unique facial expressions are ways that Black ASL distinguishes itself as a vibrant dialect of American Sign Language. SIGNING BLACK in AMERICA is sure to inspire as the empowering narratives demonstrate how the African American Deaf community is embracing their linguistic distinction as a vital representation of solidarity and identity. Drop by for a viewing and take in the history and evolution of this one-of-a-kind facet of visual communication.

Museum registration required. Self-seating is first come, first served.

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