For example, by the late 1880s—according to the census—my great-grandfather, a child when slavery ended, had become a property owner. I learned, among other things, that there was a strong thread connecting the Davis men in the public record. Biography Growing up in a rough neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey, Dr. In their pursuit to becoming doctors, Rameck and friends learned to strategize and plan for the long term. Fees often vary based on a number of factors including: speakers schedule, supply and demand, length of presentation, location of event and other factors. It turns out he was anything but that.
My dad—who was in college at the time—had two girlfriends competing for his attention—my mom and another girl—and he got both of them pregnant. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. Now, the Three Doctors make a new promise: to set aside their resentment, and rebuild the relationships with their fathers—men they barely recognize. Sampson, you make it pretty clear that both your parents contributed to the turmoil, anger, and bitterness in their marriage. The street supplied me with a lot of wrong answers, and as a result I got into a great deal of trouble. We secure speakers and celebrities for speaking engagements, advertising campaigns, personal appearances, commercials, licensing, voice-overs, product endorsements, spokesperson campaigns, publicity events, corporate entertainment, trade shows, and media tours. Jenkins had learned about a program at Seton Hall University that paid for minority students to attend if they enrolled in a pre-medicine or pre-dental program.
Hunt, just beginning his career, is already recognized for many accomplishments. In this book you get stories that are heartfelt, funny, sad, and dramatic. The man was hurt badly, and Hunt was tracked down by police, who found a knife in his pocket. If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please. When you pick up a book about fatherlessness, you might think it will involve father-bashing. Did you feel a lot of animosity toward your dad? Contributing his success to not only determination but to the influence and guidance of others, Dr. I watched mom wear herself out working a number of jobs at a time so I could concentrate on my studies.
Check Availability This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. What can be done to stem the tide of fatherlessness in the kinds of inner-city communities you three came from? Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Coming so close to spending years in prison may have been a mixed blessing, because Hunt started to turn his life around. You almost have to be in denial about it in order to accomplish what you want, or to keep it from eating at you. As a preteen I found an awesome mentor in a guy named Reggie Brown. He had become addicted to heroin while on a Christmas break from school.
But whether or not the relationship works, you still have a responsibility when a child is involved and that child is looking for love, guidance and care not from one parent alone but from both. Hunt found several obstacles on his path to success. George Jenkins: I learned a lot about his family, his own experience with fatherlessness, and how that affected his choices with me. The boys formed a pact, resolving to support each other like brothers in their mission to break the cycle of poverty and become doctors. We both like to be silly.
The three spent the next four years studying together to keep their grades and spirits up. The Bond also includes more positive stories about children and their fathers to balance the book. In some cases, the actual price quote may be above or below the stated range. He eventually gave his firstborn son, my grandfather, some land so he could raise crops and start building his own family. And for a while the two men lived next to each other.
All three were accepted, with Davis and Hunt pursuing medicine. They applied for financial aid, took on jobs to fill in the gaps not covered by financial assistance, and attended the same colleges, often sharing living quarters. I learned about how he came home from college that fateful winter of his freshman year, searched out his old friends—guys who had already started shooting up—and became an addict himself. Unfortunately, on the street the definition of being a man often includes standing outside a bar or on a street corner drinking beer, staying out until all hours of the night, and not being accountable to your kids. From the moment he tried it, and for the next thirty years, he chased that high, and he ended up throwing his life away. They also accept requests to speak at private venues, such as schools. Is there a common denominator to be found in the stories of your fathers? It was hard to grasp how deeply I had buried things and how unwilling I was to disclose them.
I made many mistakes but eventually learned from them and recognized what I needed to achieve; something different than what I was exposed to determination and direction. The memories I have of him are memories of the prison, where Mom took me for regular visits. They need to go to their recitals and parent-teacher days; pick them up from school and take vacations with them; talk about the concerns that are part of their daily lives: peer pressure, friendships, alcoholism, anything and everything. They all worked hard in school, taking summer courses so that they could get up to speed with college expectations, and appreciating the considerable help from a program recruiter named Carla Dickson, who initially recognized Jenkins's talent and then the potential of his two friends. Keeping up his grades, he attended University High School, a magnet school. School Library Journal, January 1, 2003, Joyce Fay Fletcher, review of The Pact, p. Hunt awoke the next morning in juvenile detention and vowed never to return.