In early 2016, filmmaker Stanley Nelson announced he will examine the history and legacy of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) for his next two-hour doc, reported Jet magazine.

The documentary is titled “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges of Universities” and is set to premier on PBS in 2017.

“To tell this important and complex story, it is essential that our documentary highlights personal accounts, letters, diaries, photographs, and even home movies of the people who have lived the HBCU experience,” Nelson said.

From Shadow and Act:

“Titled “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” the PBS documentary (and multimedia project) will dig into the significance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in American history, culture, and national identity, via the many stories from HBCU students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The documentary will tell stories of Americans who would not be denied a higher education, demonstrating how the 150-year history of HBCUs have influenced generations of Americans and shaped the landscape of the country.”

According to Paul Quinn President Michael Sorrell, the school and students will make an appearance in the film.

“The Quinnite Nation is proud to participate,” Sorrell said.