Morgan State University Alumna, Angela McCrae

On episode 15 of “The HBCU Podcast,” we have Angela McCrae. She’s a graduate of Morgan State University. She currently serves as Digital Communications Manager for Firelight Media.

During this episode we talk about the highly anticipated documentary: Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson and we’ll also discuss the HBCU Rising Campaign.

Film Premieres on Independent Lens on PBS, Monday, February 19, 2018, at 9 PM ET

WATCH: official feature trailer for TELL THEM WE ARE RISING, the first-ever documentary on the history of HBCUs in America, premiering on Independent Lens @PBS  on Feb 19th at 9pET.


Angela McCrae is filmmaker and communications leader with 15 years of experience in television/film, journalism, and philanthropy. Her career began in broadcast news as a student at Morgan State University while working as full-time morning show audio engineer for WBFF FOX45’s debut morning news show. She went on to launch a production company producing local commercial spots, marketing videos and taught at-risk high school students the craft of storytelling and video production. Ms. McCrae spent over 6 years at NBCUniversal achieving two GEM Awards for innovation and launched the company’s Young Professionals Network in 2016.

Currently, she is Digital Communications Manager for master documentarian Stanley Nelson’s upcoming historically black college documentary, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, airing on PBS’ Independent Lens February 19th, 2018. As a filmmaker, she is passionate about developing digital and experiential campaigns around her projects. Ms. McCrae served as co-producer and co-writer for the web-series The BFF Chronicles, starring Erika Alexander and Kim Coles of Living Single. Her directorial debut short film #WhereIsBeauty, starring soul-singer Goapele, has been nominated for two awards and is currently traveling the film festival circuit screening internationally at the Cannes Pan African International Film Festival.


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