Going through boxes of family pictures during the days after Danny's passing felt almost like a form of communication with him from the beyond. One picture that kept popping up was of Danny in his cap and gown at his high school graduation. Danny looked so proud. Finding that picture was like a sign he wanted me to remember him that way.
One of the enduring hopes of the digital age is that technology can break down the barriers between peoples and races. A film thirteen years in the making, American Promise follows two African-American boys from first grade through high-school, showing the challenges and opportunities young black men face in today's education system.