Television Movie to Tell the Story of African-American Neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University

This coming Saturday, Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. will star in a made-for-television movie based on the life of Dr. Benjamin Carson Sr., who is director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins University Children’s Center. The movie, entitled Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, will be shown on the TNT cable network.

A special screening was held on the campus of Johns Hopkins University this week where attendees had the opportunity to meet Carson and his wife. Proceeds from ticket sales for the event were donated to the Carson Scholars Fund, which since 1994 has awarded college scholarships to more than 3,400 students.