In 1970 a group of Black educators in Chicago developed a flashcard set of the alphabet in order to provide Black centered teaching materials to a vastly White landscape of textbooks and learning materials. The Black ABCs were born. Now fifty years later, as artist Topaz Jones debuts his second album, Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma is a view into his and America’s Black Identity through 26 individual scenes, each representing a letter and Topaz’s corresponding update to their meanings.

This title screens as part of the Narrative Shorts 2 block of films