Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:00pm

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

Sponsored by: Yale Film Study Center

Join the Yale Film Study Center, CPTV, the Afro American Cultural Center at Yale, and the Yale University African American Affinity Group for a special screening of TELL THEM WE ARE RISING, a new documentary by Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams. The film will be followed by a community discussion with Roxana Walker-Canton, director of the documentary LIVING THINKERS: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BLACK WOMEN IN THE IVORY TOWER.

TELL THEM WE ARE RISING explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice.

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Featuring upcoming documentaries from the Peabody Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Indie Lens Pop-up is presented in Connecticut by the Yale Film Study Center, CPTV, ITVS, and PBS’s Independent Lens.

Admission: Free
Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 102
63 High Street
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