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June 25, 2009

Thinking Big

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Anita Woodley

One young man has begun taking classes at Morehouse College this past school year, and he is quite an unlikely freshman. At the ago of 14, Jeremy Lee was convicted on an armed robbery charge and sentenced to four years in youth detention. However, he made up his mind to finish high school while he was locked up. The year he graduated high school, Jeremy was the only juvenile inmate to get a traditional diploma from the youth facility in Georgia.

Jeremy was accepted to Morehouse where he is majoring in biology with hopes of becoming a neurosurgeon. Jeremy talks with Dick Gordon talks about his journey from jail to higher education, and the struggle he's still facing to realize his dreams.

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