Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities examines the impact HBCUs have had on American history, culture, and national identity.
On Thursday, January 25, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Jackson State University and Tougaloo College hosted a preview screening of the feature documentary Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities at the Mississippi e-Center in Jackson. The screening featured Multiple Emmy award-winning and National Humanities Medalist documentarian Stanley Nelson, Dr. Jerryl Briggs (Mississippi Valley State University), Dr. William Bynum (Jackson State University) and Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan (Tougaloo College).
Stanley Nelson’s Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities is the centerpiece of a yearlong multi-platform effort called HBCU Rising. Featuring partnerships with national organizations, exclusive events, StoryCorps audio stories, video shorts, HBCU campus tour and a crowdsourced HBCU Digital Yearbook, HBCU Rising will examine and celebrate the legacy of HBCUs. You can submit your story the HBCU yearbook! Just follow the link below.Learn More
This program is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made
possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.