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Talking About Race: Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life

Talking About Race: Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life

As parents, Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster, M.D., recognized that all black boys must confront and surmount the "achievement gap," regardless of how wealthy or poor their parents are. To understand why this occurred, they filmed their son, Idris, as he struggled through high school and produced an award-winning documentary, "American Promise." In their book, Promises Kept, they discuss the reasons for the gap; practical, innovative solutions to close it; and a call to action to eliminate it.

A 10 minute video from the New York Times, An Education in Equality, was shown during the presentation.

Talking About Race is presented in partnership with Open Society Institute-Baltimore.

Recorded On: Monday, September 15, 2014