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105: Take A Negro Home
Act Two

Economic Integration

Cedric Jennings grew up in Southeast Washington, in one of the poorest communities in the country. Wall Street Journal reporter Ron Suskind followed him for over two-and-a-half years, as Cedric tried to make it through high school and work his way into an Ivy League university. Once he gets there, he discovers that all the qualities that got him out of the ghetto make him an outcast in the Ivy League. Ron Suskind's reports on Cedric for the Wall Street Journal won a Pulitzer Prize; his book about him is called A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League. (21 minutes)