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

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9781531703417
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PBS


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Starred Review on May 1, 2018  |  DVDS

Gr 7 Up—Director Stanley Nelson's documentary surveys the history of higher education for African Americans. By the late 1800s, there were 86 black colleges. The presidents of all of these institutions were white men who felt that the role of their school was for industrial/trade education to provide skilled laborers. A turn in attitude came in the 1920s after African American veterans of World War I were attacked, precipitating race riots, and sch...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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