Tell Them We Are Rising
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. The Library and KCPT–Kansas City PBS screen the film as part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up community cinema initiative. A subsequent discussion, featuring local HBCU alumni, delves further into the importance of having institutions of higher learning that are black majority, and into their future.
Co-presented by KCPT–Kansas City PBS and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.