PBS Set To Showcase The Story OF Black Colleges And Universities
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities is a documentary directed by the award winning filmmaker, Stanley Nelson. The film will examine the untold stories of the impact, history, culture, and national identity of HBCUs throughout American History. It is a 90 minute film that will air nationally on Monday February 19, 2018 on Independent Lens.
Independent Lens is a series that airs weekly on the PBS “prime time” schedule. It is television’s largest showcase of independent documentary films showcasing original documentary films every week from some of the best, award winning and independent filmmakers working today. Here’s a preview of the upcoming documentary, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
HBCUs are “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”, and thanks to the funding and support from the National Endowment for Humanities, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and The Lumina Foundation, PBS, Independent Lens and Director Stanley Nelson’s vision, For the first time ever, the story of HBCUs will be told.
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