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In 1984, the Rev. R. Lawton Higgs, Sr. had a religious epiphany standing in the turn lane of 8th Avenue N., in Birmingham, Alabama.

“I discovered that my beliefs were incompatible with God’s call to love one another,” he says. In that moment, Lawton became a “recovering racist,” and in the years to follow, he founded a multicultural, multiracial church in the heart of downtown Birmingham, Alabama, ministered to the homeless, and became an advocate for the poor.

This hour-long documentary tells his story and challenges viewers to reconsider their thoughts on race, justice, and grace.