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From the TV Program Guide
Independent Lens - tell them we are rising: the story of black colleges and universities Monday, February 19 at 9:00 pm

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities is a documentary and interactive project that explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in American history, culture, and national identity. Today, over half of all African American professionals are graduates of HBCUs. More than 50% of the nation's African American public school teachers and 70% of African American dentists earned degrees at HBCUs. The film brings to a broad national audience for the first time the story of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of intolerance and injustice.

Additional Airdates :
  • Sunday, February 25 at 3:30 pm
  • Sunday, February 25 at 10:30 pm
We'll Meet Again - freedom summer Tuesday, February 20 at 8:00 pm

Join Ann Curry for the dramatic reunions of people who lost touch after the civil rights movement. Fatima hopes to thank Thelma for her courage in the face of racism, and Sherie searches for the friend who inspired her commitment to social justice.

Impossible Builds - the floating house Wednesday, February 21 at 10:00 pm

Follow the build to make living beneath the waves into a reality as a team in Dubai attempts to construct a floating house combining the best of land and marine design. Will they achieve the impossible?

Great Performances - movies for grownups awards with aarp the magazine Friday, February 23 at 9:00 pm

Watch as Helen Mirren receives the 2017 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award. The MFG awards were established to celebrate and encourage filmmaking that appeals to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind-and to recognize its artists.