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Spoken Soul: Black English in the Classroom

From: With Good Reason
Length: 28:57

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How do educators make sure students don’t suffer for the way they talk?

Spoken_soul_cover_small A young poet named Frank X Walker coined the term Affrilachia in 1991 after he came away from a literary event frustrated by the exclusion of African American writers from Appalachian literature. Theresa Burriss -- senior contributing editor for the the Affrilachian literary journal, Pluck -- helps us celebrate the twentieth anniversary.  [Visit the show page.]

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A young poet named Frank X Walker coined the term Affrilachia in 1991 after he came away from a literary event frustrated by the exclusion of African American writers from Appalachian literature. Theresa Burriss -- senior contributing editor for the the Affrilachian literary journal, Pluck -- helps us celebrate the twentieth anniversary.  [Visit the show page.]