‘Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities’ [TRAILER]

'Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities' [TRAILER]

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.


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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).

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Authored by: Kellie Williams