Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

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

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January 31, 2019
Just what should education look like in order to empower a group so historically marginalized and ignored? Tell Them tries, and mostly succeeds in providing the answer.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 6, 2018
... 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.
February 24, 2018
Tell Them We Are Rising tells a story that must be told, and tells it well.
February 19, 2018
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.
May 7, 2017
Films such as this are essential, telling a deeper truth and inspiring further research.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 12, 2017
Most importantly, it is a film that reminds us that despite whatever is happening around us, we are still rising.
February 3, 2017
A vivid testimonial of the power of education.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 30, 2017
In style and structure, this is very much at PBS documentary. But it's an excellent PBS documentary; after all, there's nothing wrong with conventional form when the content is this compelling.
January 23, 2017
A robust and stirring capsule history.
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