Fri, Feb 09|
Institute of African Studies
Pre-screening: Tell Them We Are Rising
A film that tells the story of Black Colleges and Universities in the US while offering Africans a perspective on the environment that shaped Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe -transformational African leaders.
Time & Location
Feb 09, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Institute of African Studies, University Of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
About the Event
A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and trailblazers —and path of promise toward the American dream and transformational African leadership—Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for more than 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told and we are inviting you to have an advance screening experience at the Institution Kwame Nkrumah built - University of Ghana's Institute of African Studies. Written, directed and produced by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson (T he Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution ) and produced by Firelight Films, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities examines the impact HBCUs have had on American history, culture, and national identity.
It also provides a lens through which to examine the sociopolitical and human rights environment that influenced influential African leaders like Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Nnamdi Azikiwe of Nigeria and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - a nobel laureate.
This event also part of the awareness phase of ADN's Program of Action for the United Nation's Decade of People of African Descent.