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Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (2017)

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A look at the history of historically black colleges and universities explores their impact on African-American life, as well as their role in ending segregation. Directed by Stanley Nelson.

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Critic Reviews for Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

A robust and stirring capsule history.

January 23, 2017 | Full Review…

... Rising directs its attention on how, after the Civil War and end of slavery, formerly imprisoned blacks were able to self-sufficiently create schools and a pathway to higher learning.

August 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Tell Them We Are Rising tells a story that must be told, and tells it well.

February 24, 2018 | Full Review…

The film doesn't just track a timeline of the founding of institutions; it reminds us of how increased education influenced and further inspires civil rights movements.

February 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Films such as this are essential, telling a deeper truth and inspiring further research.

May 7, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Most importantly, it is a film that reminds us that despite whatever is happening around us, we are still rising.

April 12, 2017

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