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Ann Arbor / Black English #56640

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 17, 1979
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(Studio) Ann Arbor, Michigan, school system reported beginning program aimed at keeping more blacks in school.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Ann Arbor, Michigan) Scene from "Starsky and Hutch" depicting black English shown courtesy Spelling-Goldberg Productions. Davis family featured as representative of those using black English; sentence in standard English translated into black English on screen. [Corine DAVIS - says her family and friends all speak same language.] Court ruling legitimizing black English as dialect outlined; Ann Arbor teachers said now required to take "sensitivity courses" with regard to predicament.
REPORTER: Julie Eckhert

Eckhert, Julie;
Robinson, Max

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