Tell Them We are Rising on WXXI-TV

Tell Them We are Rising on WXXI-TV

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

This film explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. 

 Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities premieres on Independent Lens, Monday, February 19, 2018, at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries—and path of promise toward the American dream—Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for more than 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told.

Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities examines the impact Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have had on American history, culture, and national identity. 

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