Saturday, February 3 & Sunday, February 4
Saturday, February 3
2pm - 5pm
Still, We Rise!
What tools did African-Americans use to combat oppression and to flourish? We benefited from our activism, creativity, culture, imagery, and spirituality. We’ll examine and honor each of these fields during a free afternoon of performances, previews, and presentations by the Apollo Theater and other New York City institutions and organizations.
Sunday, February 4
2pm - 5pm
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
The Apollo Theater, Firelight Media, CPB, Independent Lens, PBS and THIRTEEN present a free preview screening of Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, the acclaimed film directed, written and produced by master documentarian Stanley Nelson. Tell Them We Are Rising reveals for the first time the complex history of how HBCUs, havens for Black intellectuals, artists and trailblazers, offered a path of promise toward the American dream, educated the architects of freedom movements throughout the decades and cultivated leaders in every field. The film also examines the impact HBCUs have had on American history, culture, and national identity for more than 150 years.
Screening to be followed by a panel discussion moderated by THIRTEEN’s Rafael Pi Roman with Stanley Nelson and professor/journalist Jelani Cobb, along with other invited guests.
Tell Them We Are Rising premieres on Independent Lens on PBS, Monday, February 19, 2018 at 9PM ET (check local listings).