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Tell Them We Are Rising Screening

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Lee Hall Auditorium

1601 South Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard

Tallahassee, FL 32301

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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 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told. Directed by Emmy and Peabody 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.

Through a collaboration between public media stations and historically Black colleges and universities, Firelight Films and WFSU Public Media will present a screening of the film on FAMU's campus in January. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives from the creative team, university leaders, prominent alumni, and other invited guests to talk about the important issues explored in the documentary.

Join WFSU Public Media for this event on Friday, January 26th from 7 - 8:30pm.

Following the documentary, there will be a panel discussion from 8:30 - 9pm featuring Director of the film Stanley Nelson, Florida A&M President Larry Robinson, and Florida A&M Assistant Professor of History Reginald Ellis, and moderated by WFSU Public Media News Director, Lynn Hatter.

There will then be Q&A from 9 - 9:30pm.


The screening is free and open to the public – registration required.

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