TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
(85 min) US
[watch trailer]

WEDNESDAY 10/25, 3:50 PM (Session 14)

Director: Stanley Nelson
Producers: Stanley Nelson, Cyndee Readdean, Stacey Holman

Description:
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. The documentary examines the impact historically Black colleges and universities have had on American history, culture and national identity.

Biography:
Stanley Nelson is one of the foremost chroniclers of the African American experience. A MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, he was awarded an individual Peabody for his body of work in May of 2016 and has been honored with five Primetime Emmy Awards and the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts Sciences. In 2013, Nelson received the National Medal in the Humanities from President Barack Obama. He is co-founder of Firelight Media.

Contact Information:
e: info@firelightmedia.org
w: www.hbcurising.com


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