• Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges & Universities

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  • The Project

    Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities spans 170 years of American history. The two-hour film and multi-platform project by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, explores the pivotal role HBCUs have played in the ascent of African-Americans and their families – from slavery to the present day. The film also examines the impact HBCUs have had on American history, culture, and national identity.

    Before Tell Them We Are Rising premieres on PBS in October 2017, we invite HBCU students, alumni and friends to share their personal HBCU Rising story online via videos, photos, social media and our HBCU Rising Yearbook.
    Rise with us.
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  • Historically Black Colleges & Universities

    1. Alabama A&M University | Alabama State University | Albany State University | Alcorn State University | Allen University | Arkansas Baptist College
    2. Barber-Scotia College | Benedict College | Bennett College | Bethune-Cookman College | Bluefield State College | Bowie State University
    3. Central State University | Cheyney University of Pennsylvania | Claflin College | Clark Atlanta University | Clinton Junior College | Coahoma Community College | Concordia College | Coppin State University | Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science
    4. Delaware State University | Denmark Technical College | Dillard University
    5. Edward Waters College | Elizabeth City State University
    6. Fayetteville State University | Fisk University | Florida A&M University | Florida Memorial University | Fort Valley State University
    7. Grambling State University
    8. Hampton University | Harris-Stowe State University | Hinds Community College | Howard University | Huston-Tillotson University
    9. Interdenominational Theological Center
    10. J.F. Drake State Technical College | Jackson State University | Jarvis Christian College | Johnson C. Smith University
    11. Kentucky State University | Knoxville College
    12. Lane College | Langston University | Lawson State Community College | LeMoyne-Owens College | Lewis College of Business | Lincoln University | Lincoln University of Missouri | Livingstone College
    13. Meharry Medical College | Miles College | Mississippi Valley State University | Morehouse School of Medicine | Morgan State University | Morehouse College | Morris Brown College | Morris College
    14. North Carolina A&T University | North Carolina Central University | Norfolk State University
    15. Oakwood University
    16. Paine College | Paul Quinn College | Philander Smith College | Prairie View A&M University
    17. Rust College
    18. Saint Augustine’s College | Saint Paul’s College | Savannah State University | Selma University | Shaw University | Shelton State Community College | Shorter College | Southern University and A&M College | South Carolina State University | Southern University at New Orleans | Southern University at Shreveport | Southwestern Christian College | Spelman College | Stillman College
    19. Talladega College | Tennessee State University | Texas College | Texas Southern University | Tougaloo College | Trenholm State Technical College | Tuskegee University
    20. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff | University of the District of Columbia | University of Maryland Eastern Shore | University of Texas at El Paso | University of the Virgin Islands
    21. Virginia State University | Virginia Union University | Voorhees College
    22. West Virginia State College | Wilberforce University | Wiley College | Winston-Salem State University
    23. Xavier University of Louisiana