High School teacher Mecca Freeman has lost her faith. In people. In the future. In the promise of racial equality and understanding. But when she and her students witness the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11, she begins a spiritual journey of discovery that opens her eyes to America's racist past. Mecca learns why her courageous mother Passion abandoned the fight for civil rights in Brooklyn and took her children out of the movement. And she finally understands the connection between the Twin Towers, symbols of American wealth and power, and the slave trade that led so many African slaves to their death and burial at the foot of the Towers.