A haven for intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries—and the path of promise toward the American dream—Historically Black Colleges and Universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field for over 150 years. This film and panel examines the impact HBCUs have had, and continue to have, on American history, culture and national identity.
This event will also feature performances by Dem Raider Boys Step Squad and The Lady Raider Step Squad, directed by Jakari Sherman, former artistic director Step Afrika!
Participants: Dr. Howard L. Fuller, Professor, Marquette University; Alexis Mckenney, HUResist; Adeline Lee, PEN America; Dr. Michael Lomax, President & CEO, UNCF
Moderator: Zerline Hughes Spruill, Managing Director of Communications, Advancement Project
In partnership with National Public Radio
Sponsored by Geico and The Knight Foundation
TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Director: Stanley Nelson Jr.
USA | 2017 | 85 MINUTES | ENGLISH