Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Independent Lens, and WKAR are excited to offer an advance screening of Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, a film by Stanley Nelson. The film reveals the rich history of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice.
Tell Them We Are Rising | Indie Lens Pop-Up takes place Thursday, February 8 at 7 p.m., WKAR Studio A.
The evening begins with a full screening of the film and continues with conversation as panelists comment on the film from personal experiences and expertise.
More information coming soon.
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WKAR Indie Lens Pop-Up takes place in the Communication Arts & Sciences Building, WKAR Studio A, 404 Wilson Road, on the campus of Michigan State University.
Parking is free after 6 p.m. in the adjacent Trowbridge Road parking ramp.
Parking address: 1149 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing, MI 48824.
MORE ABOUT "TELL THEM WE ARE RISING"
The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for more than 150 years — yet remains largely unknown. With Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, the latest documentary from Stanley Nelson (Black Panthers, Freedom Riders), America’s foremost film chronicler of the African-American experience, the powerful story of the rise, influence, and evolution of HBCUs comes to life.
Tell Them We Are Rising airs Monday, February 19 at 9pm on WKAR HD 23.1.
ABOUT INDEPENDENT LENS
Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 PM. The acclaimed series, with Lois Vossen as executive producer, features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by ITVS, the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more visit pbs.org/independentlens. Join the conversation: facebook.com/independentlens and on Twitter @IndependentLens.