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Free preview screenings of Tell Them We are Rising on February 5

This documentary explores the pivotal role of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to America.


Free preview screenings of Tell Them We are Rising on February 5
LPB, Southern University, and Grambling University invite you to special preview screenings of the Independent Lens film Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities on Monday, February 5 at 6PM.

One will occur in the Southern University Cotillion Ballroom and one in the Eddie G. Robinson Museum at Grambling State University.

This documentary explores the pivotal role that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture and identity. Stanley Nelson’s film reveals the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice. A haven for Black intellectuals, artists, and revolutionaries — and a path of promise toward the American dream — HBCUs have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. These institutions have nurtured some of the most influential Americans of our time, from Booker T. Washington to Martin Luther King, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois to Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison to Oprah Winfrey, Alice Walker to Spike Lee to Common.

These screenings are free and open to the public. A 45-minute town hall meeting will take place before the film. To RSVP, call 225-767-4274 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

About Independent Lens:
Airing weekly on the PBS primetime schedule, Independent Lens is television’s largest showcase of independent documentary films made by the best independent filmmakers working today. Independent Lens films have won 17 Emmy Awards, 16 George Foster Peabody Awards, five Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, and have received nine Academy Award nominations. Independent Lens won the 2013, 2014, and 2015 International Documentary Association (IDA) Award for Best Continuing Series, and was nominated again for 2017.

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Published: January 04, 2018
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