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Standing Against Racism: Fostering Unity Through Dialogue

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

About Shaw Rising

Shaw Rising is an hour-long documentary that tells the story of Shaw University and its integral place throughout American history. Despite facing vicious prejudice from in the aftermath of the Civil War, Shaw rose to become a co-educational college, a medical school, law school and divinity school. During the Civil Rights Movement, Shaw University served as the birthplace of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and continues to rise to the challenges faced by its mission today.

Preview: Shaw Rising - Soldiers of Truth
Preview: Shaw Rising - Freedom Schools
Preview: Shaw Rising - Student Activists
Preview: Shaw Rising - Henry Martin Tupper

About Shaw University

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• Founded in 1865

• Approximately 1,500 students

• The oldest HBCU in the South

• Gave birth to four HBCUs: North Carolina A&T State University, Fayetteville State University, Elizabeth City State University, and North Carolina Central

• 24 academic programs

• 15-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio