Tell Them We Are Rising Film Screening
Saturday February 17
5:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

In partnership with Firelight Media, WTTW and the United Negro College Fund, the DuSable Museum of African American History will host a special event featuring a preview screening of Stanley Nelson’s Tell Them We Are Rising - The Story of Black Colleges and Universities on Saturday, February 17. The event will celebrate the accomplishments of graduates of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the arts, literature, business, medicine and politics, weaving together a tapestry of the rich contributions of HBCUs to American society.

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. Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson (The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Freedom Riders), the film spans over 150 years of history, making it the first comprehensive look at the history of evolution of historically black colleges and universities.

The free event will feature a preview screening of the film followed by panel featuring director Stanley Nelson, United Negro College Fund CEO, Dr. Michael Lomax and Chicago Scholars President and CEO, Dominique Jordan Turner, moderated by Sylvia Ewing.

5:00pm        Screening 


7:00pm        Panel Conversation
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