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a celebration of African American History Month

with a rich line up of programming as we explore the intersession of education, ethnicity, and racism in America.

In the Bronx: Award-winning Documentary Films

AMERICAN PROMISE

(Tuesday, Feb 20th, 4:30 pm | Community Commons | Bx)

Winner, U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award, 2013 Sundance Film Festival

This provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class, and opportunity.

TELL THEM WE ARE RISING

(Feb 26th, 4:30 pm | Community Commons | Bx)

The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for over 150 years. The powerful story of the rise, influence, and evolution of HBCUs comes to life.

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