Film Screening: Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

Saturday, January 6, 2018: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Congressional Room A (Omni Shoreham, West Lobby)

Stanley Nelson, director (Firelight Films, 2017)

The first feature-length documentary to chronicle the comprehensive history of historically black colleges and universities and the pivotal role they have played in American history, culture, and national identity. The filmmakers have created a digital storytelling project, #HBCURising Yearbook, which they will discuss alongside the film screening. After the screening members of the audience will have the option to contribute their stories to the project.

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson and Charles Reed, Elizabeth City State University, will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward.

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