Two Triangle HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) will screen a film that examines the impact HBCUs have had on American history, culture, and national identity. The filmmaker will participate in an informal conversation with the audiences at both institutions following the film screening.
Emmy Award-winning and National Humanities Medalist documentarian Stanley Nelson will visit Shaw University on Monday, January 8 and North Carolina Central University (NCCU) on Thursday January 11 for a special screening of his new documentary, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities. The much-anticipated film examines the legacy and the impact that historically black higher education institutions have had on American history, culture and national identity for more than 150 years.
A panel discussion will follow each screening. Deborah Holt Noel, host of UNC-TV’s ‘Black Issues Forum’, will moderate the panels. St. Augustine’s University President Dr. Everett B. Ward will participate in the panel at Shaw University.
North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) radio station WNCU-FM and Shaw University’s radio station WSHA-FM are the official hosts on their respective campuses.
The events are free and open to the public, however registration is required.
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities is the second in a three-part series called America Revisited that includes The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, which broke Nielsen ratings and social media engagement records for PBS, and the forthcoming, The Slave Trade: Creating A New World.
For more information and to view a trailer, visit www.hbcurising.com
WHERE: Shaw University
Estey Hall Auditorium
118 E. South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
WHEN: Monday, January 8, 2018, 5 pm – 9 pm
Schedule of Events:
Pre Film Screening Reception 5 pm – 6 pm
Film Screening: 6 pm – 8 pm
Panel Discussion: 8 pm – 9 pm
H.M. Michaux Jr. School of Education Building Auditorium
700 Cecil St.
Durham, NC 27707
WHEN: Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6 pm
Doors open at 5:30 pm
For more information, contact Lackisha S. Freeman, general manager of WNCU-FM, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 530-7267.