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Tell Them We are Rising - Free Screening Event - Feb. 5th (391 hits)

Public · Hosted by Southern University and A&M College - Baton Rouge, LA and Louisiana Public Broadcasting

Monday, February 5 at 6 PM - 8 PM CST

Southern University and A&M College - Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813

LPB to present a preview screening of Tell Them We are Rising at Southern University February 5

LPB and Southern University invite you to a special preview screening of the Independent Lens film Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities on Monday, February 5 at 6PM in the Southern University Cotillion Ballroom. This documentary explores the pivotal role that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture and identity. Stanley Nelson’s film reveals the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice. A haven for Black intellectuals, artists, and revolutionaries — and a path of promise toward the American dream — HBCUs have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. These institutions have nurtured some of the most influential Americans of our time, from Booker T. Washington to Martin Luther King, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois to Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison to Oprah Winfrey, Alice Walker to Spike Lee to Common. This screening is free and open to the public. A 45-minute panel discussion will take place before the film.

About Independent Lens:
Airing weekly on the PBS primetime schedule, Independent Lens is television’s largest showcase of independent documentary films made by the best independent filmmakers working today. Independent Lens films have won 17 Emmy Awards, 16 George Foster Peabody Awards, five Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, and have received nine Academy Award nominations. Independent Lens won the 2013, 2014, and 2015 International Documentary Association (IDA) Award for Best Continuing Series, and was nominated again for 2017.

To RSVP, call 225-767-4274 or email RSVP@LPB.org.
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