Tell Them We Are Rising Trailer
Stanley Nelson, the preeminent storyteller of the African-American experience and Firelight Films, recently released a new full-length trailer for the upcoming documentary Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities. The trailer provides a fast-paced, rousing overview of the complex history of how HBCUs, havens for black intellectuals, artists and trailblazers, offered a path of promise toward the American dream, educated the architects of freedom movements throughout the decades and cultivated leaders in every field. See the trailer below.
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities premieres on the Independent Lens on PBS on Monday, February 19th 2018 at 9p ET (check local listings).