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TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities

Directed by Stanley Nelson
85 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film Skype Q&A with director Stanley Nelson moderated by Noel Voltz, University of Utah Assistant Professor of African American History.

The story of Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the Civil War and influenced the course of our nation yet remains one of America’s most important untold stories. 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.

Official Selection: 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Presented in celebration of Black History Month.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 @ 7:00 PM8:30 PM MST