Event Details

You are invited to attend the #HBCURising House Party hosted by the HBCU Council of Shiloh Baptist Church on Monday, February 19th at 8:00pm. For one night, join the HBCU Council, along with other #HBCURising House Party hosts across the country, to celebrate the national broadcast premiere of TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF BLACK COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES directed by award-winning documentarian Stanley Nelson.

The evening will be filled with HBCU history, fellowship and an opportunity to engage with the filmmakers, celebrities, and the nationwide HBCU community through an interactive Twitter Chat, using the official hashtag #HBCURising starting at 8:00pm. I encourage you to follow the film on Twitter and Instagram at @HBCURising and learn more about the filmmakers at HBCURising.com.

Be sure to RSVP no later than February 16th, and feel free to contact the HBCU Council if you have any questions. We will be watching the national broadcast premiere on PBS’ acclaimed Independent Lens series promptly at 9:00pm. Early arrival is suggested.

Founded in 2003, The HBCU Council of Shiloh Baptist Church was formed to raise awareness regarding Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and to provide HBCU access to generations of new students.

The HBCU Council of Shiloh Baptist Church is based in Washington D.C. with members and sister entities nationwide. We provide community education and access to college, scholarships, SAT and college board test preparation and a host of celebratory HBCU services. The HBCU Council also hosts concerts and social events, for the purposes of raising money to support our HBCUs.

Established over 150 years ago to educate formerly enslaved African Americans who were barred from public schools, HBCUs were for a century essentially the only option for African American students to obtain a college education. Even though colleges were desegregated in the 1950s, HBCUs remain unapologetically Black spaces of learning for students who choose them today.