• Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
  • Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
  • Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
  • Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
  • Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
  • Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

In his most recent film, veteran documentarian Stanley Nelson (The Black Panthers) investigates yet another essential chapter of American history: the HBCUs. Created in 1964, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities aimed to serve Black people in the United States. Through this rich tapestry of archival photos, letters, diaries, home movies, a variety of never before seen or heard media, and memorable testimonials with key students, staff, faculty, and alumni, Nelson brings into sharp focus the pivotal role the HBCUs has played in American culture and national identity. Sundance 2017

Stanley Nelson

Stanley Nelson

Nasceu em 1951, em Nova York. Seus filmes são conhecidos por examinarem a história dos afro-americanos nos EUA, como Um verão de liberdade (2014), ganhador de três Emmy. Em 2015, dirigiu Os Panteras Negras: vanguarda da revolução, exibido no Sundance Film Festival. Em 2013, foi condecorado pelo então presidente Barack Obama com a Medalha Nacional de Humanidades.​