Sitting on the porch step, Jeremiah's beautiful letter still in her hand, Cecelia remembered that spring morning...when she heard the gunshot. She stood perhaps a dozen yards away. The burly, red-headed Virginian leered threateningly at Jeremiah, hand poised on his gun, "You better get out of my way, slave, or you're dead meat."
Jeremiah, assisting an old lady crossing the street, calmly answered, "I'm a free man, sir, and I'll get out of your way just as soon as I help this lady."
The gun exploded. Jeremiah fell, and the horse galloped by. Cecelia found herself running, crying out for someone to carry him onto the sidewalk...no one stirred, though there were a dozen early-morning shoppers gawking on the street. He was only a black man after all.
This is the love story of the daughter of an Italian immigrant woman and an African-American man. Their love for each other, others, and Jesus Christ fight bravely against the hatred of others and sings a victory song over racism.
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