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Film Examines The Rise Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson talks about his documentary, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.

Graduates of Atlanta University
Graduates of Atlanta University, an historically black college.

Greater Houston is home to two HBCUs — historically black colleges and universities — Texas Southern and Prairie View A&M.

A new film examines the past, present, and future of such institutions. It’s called Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson was in Houston last month for a screening. He told Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin about the stories in the documentary and the long process of bringing it to life.

The film premieres tonight (Feb. 19) at 8 on Houston Public Media TV 8

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