Signing Black in America

Just like spoken languages, sign languages have dialects. Black ASL is the unique dialect of American Sign Language (ASL) that developed within historically segregated African American Deaf communities. Largely unknown to outsiders, Black ASL has become a symbol of solidarity and a vital part of identity within the Black Deaf community.

For more about the documentary project, check out

For more information about Black Sign Language, check out the Black ASL Project:… and The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL:…

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