For Ahkeem


For Ahkeem follows Daje Shelton, a 17­year­old Black girl from North St. Louis, as she strives to graduate from the nation’s only court­supervised public high school. Daje fights for her future as close friends are killed, her sixteen­year­old boyfriend is pulled into the prison system, and nearby Ferguson erupts after the police shooting of Michael Brown. Through Daje’s intimate first­person account, For Ahkeem explores the complex web between juvenile justice, education, and race in America today.


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