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Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities2017. USA. 85 min.
Director: Stanley Nelson, Marco Williams
Preceded by the short film Black Girlhood: Access & Assets (10 min.)
Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution) captures an essential chapter of the American narrative in his documentary on the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that form the core of the African American community. Educating the architects of freedom movements and cultivating leaders in every field, HBCUs were instrumental to the formation of protest movements across the United States. Highlighting authentic, personal accounts alongside archival footage, the documentary exemplifies the institutional legacy of HBCUs’ involvement in setting the groundwork for supporting African American voices and advancing justice in America. Discussion with co-director Marco Williams and Beverly Adams (UVA)
Presented by James Madison’s Montpelier
Supported by the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights and the Office for Diversity and Equity