They grew up together, on the same street separated by a half-dozen homes, yet they lived a world apart. Braxton Freeman dreamed of a good college education, blonde, blue-eyed girls and a safe, secure future. Moses Burks just wanted to go somewhere else fast, to a place where he would no longer be judged by skin color. In the summer of 1963 in a small, East Alabama town, Brax Freeman and Moses Burks find themselves caught in a vicious crossfire - between George Wallace, the KKK, state troopers and memories of a grizzly murder they witnessed as youths. Neither Brax, Moses nor the town of Takasaw would ever be the same.