Tell Them We Are Rising | Independent Lens

Feb 13, 2018

Mon. Feb. 19 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Explore the pivotal role that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in shaping American history, culture and national identity.

The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for more than 150 years — yet remains largely unknown. This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice

With Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, the latest documentary from Stanley Nelson (Black Panthers, Freedom Riders), America’s foremost film chronicler of the African-American experience, the powerful story of the rise, influence, and evolution of HBCUs comes to life.