The Death of Denmark Vesey

It is the fall of 1821. A teenage slave girl, Lucinda, and her mother are sent from Radcliffe Place Plantation, where they’ve spent their lives, to Charleston as servants for their master’s sister. As they adapt to city life, they attend the all-black congregation of the African Church in the city. There Lucinda meets Denmark Vesey, once a slave but now free after winning the East Bay Lottery and buying his freedom.