American Promise

Feb 3, 2014


American Promise airs tonight, Tuesday, February 3 at 10:00 p.m. on PBS. Filmmakers  Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster documented the education of their son Idris Brewster and a neighbor Olawuseun Summers. Both were sent to Dalton, a prestigious and predominantly white school on Manhattan's upper east side. Stephenson and Brewster filmed more than twelve years of the boys' educational trials and successes.  Watch the goosebump inducing trailer below.