Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents: Tell Them We are Rising

Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents: Tell Them We are Rising

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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. 

As part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up Series WXXI is pleased to present a FREE screening of Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Little Theatre. It will be followed by a panel discussion. Panelist TBA.

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. 

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships.  Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

Presented by ITVS.  Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with additional support from MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, Art Works and the National Endowment for the Arts

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