Shaw Rising

The resilient story of the oldest Historically Black College in the South.

Watch Shaw Rising Tuesday, September 14 at 9pm on WITF. You can stream WITF TV live on our website and through the PBS Video app on Roku, Apple TV and iPhone and Android smartphones. The program is also available on-demand through the PBS Video app.


Join us for Shaw Rising, a 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.

Watch Shaw Rising Tuesday September 14 at 9pm on WITF.

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