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Young Ben Carson didn’t have much of a chance. Growing up in a broken home amongst poverty and prejudice, his grades suffered and his temper flared, and yet, his mother never lost her faith in him. Insisting he follow the opportunities she never had, she helped to grow his imagination, intelligence and, most importantly, his belief in himself. That faith would be his gift.


Awards Received

NAACP Image Award - Outstanding Television Movie (2010)
Movieguide Award - Best Picture (2009)
NAMIC Vision Award - Original Movie (2009)
  • Distributor: TNT, Sony Pictures Television
  • Director: Thomas Carter
  • Writer(s): John Pielmeier
  • Producer(s): David A. Rosemont
  • Executive Producer(s): Dan Angel, Thomas Carter, Erin Keating, Margaret Loesch, Lennox Parris, Lester Parris, Bruce Stein
  • Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Kimberly Elise, Aunjanue Ellis