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Black Issues Forum Special Presentation: Hbcu Legacy and Leadership
PREMIERE! Black Issues Forum Special Presentation: HBCU Legacy and Leadership

Monday, February 19, at 9 PM on UNC-TV
followed by the premiere of Independent Lens Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities, at 10 PM, on UNC-TV

Join the conversation on Twitter: #HBCURising #NCBlackIssues
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Deborah Holt Noel, host and producer, UNC-TV's Black Issues Forum
Black Issues Forum Special Presentation
PREMIERE! Black Issues Forum Special Presentation: HBCU Legacy and Leadership

Monday, February 19, at 9 PM on UNC-TV

Black Issues Forum takes an in-depth look at how North Carolina’s HBCUs have shaped the economic and social landscape of the state. Inspired by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s documentary Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, HBCUs Legacy & Leadership: A Black Issues Forum Special Presentation continues the film’s conversation with a focus on the significant history and impact of North Carolina’s HBCUs.

Deborah Holt Noel leads this discussion with a distinguished roundtable of NC HBCU leaders and a live audience.

Catch this Special Presentation again on Wednesday, February 21, at 9:30 PM and Sunday, February 25, at 8 PM on the North Carolina Channel

Behind the scenes: HBCU Legacy and Leadership
Behind the scenes on HBCU Legacy and Leadership
Roundtable guests include:
  • Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye, chancellor, North Carolina Central University
  • Dr. James A. Anderson, chancellor, Fayetteville State University
  • Dr. Dorothy Browne, provost of Bennett College
  • Dr. Paulette Dillard, president (interim), Shaw University
  • Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr., president, Livingstone College
  • Dr. Elwood L. Robinson, chancellor, Winston-Salem State University
  • Dr. Everett B. Ward, president, Saint Augustine's University
Participating audience members include:
  • Andrea Harris, chair, HBCU Roundtables of North Carolina
  • Dr. Jim Johnson, the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; director, Urban Investment Strategies Center at UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Larry Hall, NC Secretary of Veteran Affairs; former NC State House member; NCCU MA and Johnson C. Smith alumnus
  • Pamela Oxendine, parent and community leader; sent three children to HBCUs; NCCU MPA and Shaw Alumna
  • Kalvin Wall, Divine 9 member; Financial Secretary for the National Alumni Association at Shaw University; member of the HBCU Leadership Roundtable
Follow along on social media:
  • Facebook: IndependentLens, HBCU Rising
  • Twitter: #HBCURising #NCBlackIssues @IndependentLens @HBCURising
  • Instagram: #HBCURising #NCBlackIssues @IndependentLens @HBCURising
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