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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 joining forces and beating the odds. A story about changing your life, and the lives of those you love most… together.
The Pact is one of my favorite books from my nonfiction books for every state challenge. It is also another one of the books that I would have never picked up if it hadn’t been for this challenge. The Pact shares the inspirational story of three men who grew up in Newark, New Jersey.
Their lives were surrounded by poverty, crime, and temptations, but these three men made a pact to become doctors, and they did just that. With hard work, determination, and encouragement, they became doctors. Not only did they all three become doctors, they returned to the area they grew up in and gave back to their communities. This story shares the power of hard work, and the power of people to encourage others in big and small ways.