Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

Event time: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
Linsly-Chittenden Hall See map
63 High Street
Event description: 

Join the Yale Film Study Center, CPTV, the Afro American Cultural Center at Yale, and the Yale University African American Affinity Group for a special screening of TELL THEM WE ARE RISING, a new documentary by Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams.

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.

Learn more about the film:

Featuring upcoming documentaries from the Peabody Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Indie Lens Pop-up is presented in Connecticut by the Yale Film Study Center, CPTV, ITVS, and PBS’s Independent Lens.

Admission: Free

Event Type: 
Racial Inequality
Event Source: 
Yale Affiliate
Open To: 
Graduate Students
Community Members