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Black History Month Programming on NPT is On-Air and Online

Published on February 10, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

Black History Month on NPT brings a collection of programs to entertain, inform and inspire. Anchoring this year’s lineup is the Independent Lens broadcast of Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, premiering Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. This documentary by Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams highlights the role […]

NPT’s Indie Lens Pop-Up Features ‘Tell Them We Are Rising’ HBCU Doc in Feb.

Published on January 8, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

NPT’s free Indie Lens Pop-Up documentary screenings continue Thursday, Feb. 8, with Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities. The event takes place 6 to 8 p.m. Watkins College of Art (2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville TN 37228). The event is free, however reservations are required at rising-npt.eventbrite.com. Panelists […]

NPT’s 2017-2018 Indie Lens Pop-Up Series Opens with John Coltrane Bio

Published on September 20, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

NPT is partnering with Watkins College of Art to host a new season of free Indie Lens Pop-Up documentary screenings. All six screenings will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at Watkins College of Art (2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville TN 37228) and reservations are required. The first event of the new season […]

Black History Month Programming on NPT

Published on February 2, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

NPT is observing Black History Month with a number of exciting programs celebrating the lives and accomplishments of African Americans. We’ll also premiere our latest history documentary, First Black Statesmen: Tennessee’s Self-Made Men, about a group of African-American legislators in the late 1800s.   Other highlights from our February offerings include: Wednesday, February 10, at […]

Film on Freedom Riders to World Premiere at Sundance

Published on December 4, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

Back in March of this year, we told you director Stanley Nelson was in town to interview several Nashville-based individuals who were involved with The Freedom Riders in 1961, among them the host of NPT’s A Word on Words, John Seigenthaler, Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Frederick Leonard and Reverend James Lawson. The interviews were being conducted […]