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This edition: We Are Rising with Stanley Nelson

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 8, 2018.

First aired: February 9, 2018.

Stanley Nelson is a Multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, MacArthur “genius” Fellow, National Humanities Medalist honoree and Founder of Firelight Media.

Known for his films such as "The Murder of Emmett Till" (in which he won a Primetime Emmy and Peabody Award), "Freedom Riders", "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution" now joins us to discuss his latest film, "Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities".

Being the child of parents who attended HBCU's , this story is also personal. This film is the first, full-length documentary chronicling the rich, complex history of HBCUs. It is co-directed by Marco Williams and produced and written by a team of all women.

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities premieres on the acclaimed series Independent Lens on PBS on Monday, February 19th 2018 at 9p ET (check local listings). For more details on the film and #HBCURising campaign go to www.hbcurising.com

Guest List

Stanley Nelson Founder & Filmmaker, FireLight Media

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