Chosen by Essence to be among the forty most influential African Americans, the three doctors grew up in the streets of Newark, facing city life’s temptations, pitfalls, even jail. But one day these three young men made a pact. They promised each other they would all become doctors, and stick it out together through the long, difficult journey to attaining that dream. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt are not only friends to this day—they are all doctors.
This is a story about the power of friendship. Of joining forces and beating the odds. A story about changing your life, and the lives of those you love most...together.
The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream
By Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt and Lisa Frazier Page
Paperback: 263 pages
"This is truly a life-changing book, one that shows that anything is possible...with a little help from our friends."—James McBride, author of The Color of Water and Miracle at St. Anna
"A powerful message of hope."—Dallas Morning News
"Gripping, courageous, and inspiring."—Philadelphia Inquirer
"After you've read it, pass it on...The Pact is a book that should never end up on a shelf because it is probably the most important book for African-American families that has been written since the protest era...Besides their personal stories, the doctors share practical steps that can be useful to a circle of friends in making their own pact...Get The Pact. It just may change a teen's future."—Chicago Sun-Times
"They are an inspiration to young people everywhere, and their message is one that can transform the world."—Billy Cosby
Great book! — Frank Rich, NY Times