The Language You Cry In
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
THE LANGUAGE YOU CRY IN
A song that would not be forgotten
52 minutes, 1998
The Language You Cry In is an amazing detective story that reveals meaningful links between African Americans and their ancestral past. Bridging hundreds of years and thousands of miles from the Gullah people of present-day Georgia back to 18th century Sierra Leone, it recounts the remarkable saga of how African Americans retained links with their African past through the horrors of the middle passage, slavery and segregation. “This is a story of memory, how the memory of a family was pieced together through a song with legendary powers to connect those who sang it with their roots.”
Join us for film screenings followed by a provocative discussion about the themes. REEL Talks are free, but reservations are required.
Order online or call 651.224.3180 Monday through Friday, from 10 to 4:30pm.
DATES AND TICKETS
1 hour prior to performance
270 N. Kent St
St. Paul, MN 55102
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“Summer Institute gave me a purpose as a woman and person of color to share my personal experience without oppression and judgement.”
—Rahila Coats, Summer Institute Alumna