"Black Sounding" Names and Their Surprising History


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"Black Sounding" Names and Their Surprising History
Summary: "Say It Loud is PBS’ first digital series focused on black history and culture, it addresses and responds to important public issues. PBS has long had an appreciation of Black history and culture, but lacked a series built to engage online viewers on the topic. PBS Digital Studios saw that there was a need to create a series and community around an informative and celebratory series about Black culture as a whole. The success and acclaim for Say It Loud’s first season reflected the need for this project — after just 15 episodes, Say It Loud amassed more than 100,000 YouTube subscribers and more than four million views across YouTube and Facebook. YouTube Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk85otLk-ASsqPu0aXFGjzA This submitted episode on black sounding names was a viral hit on YouTube, with more than one million views, showing that complex topics related to racial identity can reach large audiences online when delivered with nuance and (in Say It Loud’s case) humor. What's in a name? Sometimes it's just our imagination, and other times it's an attempt at a political statement. Black names have been satirized and stereotyped for a long time, but they have a unique and downright surprising history. Hosts Azie and Evelyn discuss the history, culture, and influence on 'black sounding names.' Episode Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjiGBpdmk_I"--2019 Peabody Awards entry form.

Corporate Producers: Submitted by: PBS Headquarters. Produced by: PBS Digital Studios, Austin PBS. Presented by: Youtube.

Persons Appearing: Evelyn Ngugi, Azie Dungey

Broadcast Date: 2019

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