Tell Them We Are Rising

February 15, 2018
1:00pm Eastern Time
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Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice.

Experience the film screening in full with your classroom, followed by a Q&A with director Stanley Nelson. Classrooms will be able to ask questions and have them in answered in real time through the unique OVEE viewing experience.

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Independent Lens | More Than a Month | Trailer | PBS

Watch more videos from "Independent Lens" at video.pbs.org/program/independent-lens/ Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African American filmmaker, is on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. Through this tongue-in-cheek journey, More Than a Month investigates what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a "post-racial" America. www.itvs.org/films/more-than-a-month Premiering February 16, 2012. Check local listings: www.pbs.org/independentlens/broadcast.html Learn more about "Independent Lens": www.pbs.org/independentlens Learn more about Community Cinema: www.pbs.org/independentlens/getinvolved/

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90 minutes

Moderators

  • PBS Education

  • OVEE

  • Indie Lens Pop-Up

Panelists

  • Stanley Nelson

    Nelson is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, MacArthur “genius” Fellow, and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama in August 2014. Nelson has directed and produced numerous acclaimed films, including Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Independent Lens), Freedom Summer, Freedom Riders, Jonestown: The Life and Death of People’s Temple and The Murder of Emmett Till. He is also the co-founder and Executive Director of Firelight Films and co-founder of Firelight Media, which provides technical support to emerging documentarians.

  • Patricia

  • Monica

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