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Directed by: Stanley Nelson

2017 | USA | 95 minutes

Free Admission!

A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries – and path of promise toward the American dream – Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for more than 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told.

Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities examines the impact Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have had on American history, culture, and national identity.

No reservations are required. Seating is first come, first serve.

This film is a part of Film for Thought, a  series of screenings sponsored by the Advancing Intercultural Studies project and the UCR Center for Ideas and Society through a generous  grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.