Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (2017)
Professor Troy Lockhart selected this film for inclusion in The Whole Staircase Film Series.
This PBS documentary explores why black colleges and universities are a haven for Black intellectuals, artists, and revolutionaries and have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities examines the impact these institutions have had on American history, culture, and national identity.
Screening Date and Location
August 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Palatka Campus Library, L-219C
All are welcome to this free event!
Run time: 85 minutes
This documentary is not rated.
Closed captioning and transcript available.
Licensed through Kanopy.
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Celebration • Education • Reflection
H.R.1242/Public Law 115-102, the 400 Years of African American History Commission Act, establishes 2019 as a year of "commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies, at Point Comfort, Virginia, in 1619." The commemoration is intended “to recognize and highlight the resilience and contributions of African-Americans since 1619; to acknowledge the impact that slavery and laws that enforced racial discrimination had on the United States; and to educate the public about the arrival of Africans in the United States; and the contributions of African-Americans to the United States.” In recognition of this commemoration and with the Act serving as a guide, the SJR State Library has organized a year-long series of events that will provide educational experiences and resources to students and the community that celebrate the history and culture of African Americans.