September 16, 2023
How to Say Black Lives Matter

Learn ” with the American Guide (“APG”)!

The American Guide is devoted to descriptive linguistics–i.e., the study of the internal phonological, grammatical, and semantic structures of languages without reference to the of the language or comparison with other languages. We believe that the best way to learn “Black Lives Matter” (or any other word) is to listen to the of our peers. To help foster such descriptive , we provide videos combining relevant clips from popular culture. Enjoy!


A Conversation With Ilyasah Shabazz, Montgomery College, available at

Glenn E. Martin Discusses America’s Incarceration Epidemic | Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed.TV, cunytv75, available at

Jonah Solkoff Eskin Memorial Program 2015: A Tribute to Walter Dean Myers, Library of Congress, available at

UChicago MLK Celebration 2016 Keynote by Van Jones, The University of Chicago, available at

How we’re honoring people overlooked by | Amy Padnani, TED, available at

Pamela Newkirk on the Life of Ota Benga | Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed.TV, cunytv75, available at

2015 Brown University Opening Convocation, Brown University, available at

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