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Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities
February 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for over 150 years — yet remains largely unknown. With Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, the latest documentary from Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams, the powerful story of the rise, influence, and evolution of HBCUs comes to life. This film examines the impact that HBCUs have had on American history, culture, and national identity.
9:30 a.m.—Light Refreshments Served
10:00 a.m.— Documentary starts with discussion to immediately follow
Clarence D. Armbrister, J.D., President, Johnson C. Smith University
Al Austin, Director, HBCU Outreach at North Carolina Department of Transportation
Marilyn Sutton-Haywood, Dean, Arts & Sciences, Pfeiffer University (North Carolina Central Alumna)
Stewart Hubbard, MBA, Vice President, Wells Fargo & Co. (Morehouse Alumnus)
Jacqie McWilliams, M. ED., Commissioner, Central Collegiate Athletic Association (Hampton Alumna)
Sherie E. Pearsall, MBA, Major, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (Livingstone Alumna)
Caleb Carter, Student Leader – Mister JCSU, Johnson C. Smith University
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