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About the Film:
This film explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity.
As part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up Series, along with The Little's Black History Month Series, WXXI is pleased to present a FREE screening of Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Little Theatre. It will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Simeon Bannister. Panelists include: Nate Brown and two others to be announced.
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.
Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities examines the impact Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have had on American history, culture, and national identity.
More about the post-film panelists:
Nate Brown, Jr. is co-host of the radio talk show “What’s Going On With Brown and Allen on Fox Sports 1280AM every Sunday morning from 8am-9am. Mr. Brown is an educator, mentor, community activist, leader, consultant, counselor, project director and coordinator of numerous youth programs in the Rochester community.