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

January 23, 2017
A robust and stirring capsule history.
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.
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 25, 2018
Tell Them We Are Rising tells a story that must be told, and tells it well.
February 20, 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.
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.
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.