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American Promise


135 minutes
Source: Ro*Co Films Educational

American Promise follows the lives of two African American boys from kindergarten through high school as they navigate their way through today’s society and wrestle with issues of race, class, and other barriers. Their experiences attending a prestigious, mostly white private school unveil the many inequities of the American education system, and offer a valuable lesson on the idea of “opportunity.”

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