Indie Lens Pop-Up | Tell Them We Are Rising
From Martin Luther King Jr. and Thurgood Marshall to Spike Lee and Toni Morrison, the roll of alumni from the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is long and illustrious, underscoring the pivotal role they have played in American history, culture, and national identity.
The 2017 documentary Tell Them We Are Rising charts their history from the post-Civil War South – when they were African-Americans’ only avenue to higher education – and how they became a haven for black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries.
Join KCPT for a free screening of the film followed by a discussion with local HBCU graduates.
This event is presented in partnership with The Kansas City Public Library, The University of the Missouri – Kansas City, The Black Archives of Mid-America and The Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group, The National Archives at Kansas City, and the United Negro College Fund.