Delaware State University’s Make Your Mark Speaker Series will feature “The Three Doctors” – Dr. Sampson Davis, Dr. Rameck Hunt and Dr. George Jenkins – at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 in the 2nd floor parlor auditorium of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center on campus.
Kicking off DSU’s Black History Month events, the presentation is free and open to the public.
“The Three Doctors” has become a nationally-known story of three men from low-income areas of Newark, N.J., who became friends in high school, where they made a pact with each other to get through high school, college and medical school successfully.
After high school, the trio attended and graduated from Seton Hall University; two of them -- Hunt and Davis – would go on to medical school and become medial doctors. Jenkins would go on to dental school and become a dentist.
The three doctors have co-authored three books: The Pact, We Beat the Street and The Bond. There is also a documentary, The Pact, which chronicles their joint story of a friendship that provided mutual strength in fulfilling their dreams.
The trio has also established The Three Doctors Foundation, which works to inspire and motivate youths through education and to achieve leadership and career success in their communities through the formation of peer and mentor relationships. The Foundation’s premise is “Our Children Can Not Aspire To Be What They Can Not See.”
Following the guest speaker portion of the event, The Three Doctors will hold a question and answer session with the audience.