American Creed

Leila Janah, Terrence Davenport Create Tech Jobs in Arkansas

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Entrepreneurs Leila Janah and Terrence Davenport seek to create a tech-based economy in the Arkansas Delta, which has been shedding agricultural jobs. Davenport’s grandparents were sharecroppers. Janah’s parents came to America from India “with little more than a suitcase and their dreams.” “Equal opportunity is the cornerstone of American identity,” she says, “an identity we have to fight for.”

Aired: 02/27/18

Rating: TV-PG

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