Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities is the first and only feature documentary and multi-platform project to research, gather, and share a rich mosaic of stories that relay the history of HBCUs.

Watch the film on Independent Lens February 19th and use the Screening Guide to host a screening! Or teach the film using these classroom lessons.

The film is the centerpiece of a multi-platform effort called #HBCURising. Featuring partnerships with national organizations, high-profile events, StoryCorps audio stories, video shorts, a Homecoming college tour and an all-generation, all-school HBCU Digital Yearbook, #HBCURising will examine and celebrate the legacy of HBCUs.