Numbed by despair, the youth of Camden, NJ, one of America’s poorest cities, don’t know who to fear more-- the police or the violent drug dealers. Resident Bryan Morton leads a charge to reclaim Pyne Poynt Park as a safe space for little league teams and the community. Against all odds, Morton rallies an array of stakeholders and transforms Pyne Poynt into a field of dreams, where for two sacred hours, the youth can play freely in the field.
Barack Obama (May 2015)
I’ve come here to Camden to do something that might have been unthinkable just a few years ago. And that’s to hold you up as a symbol of promise for the nation.