The Unforgiving Minute is the stuff life is made of. Court and Zach Berry were raised by their grandparents whose funeral home in Charleston, South Carolina uplifted people of African descent. When their grandmother, Eva, died, their grandfather, Daniel, made the two grandsons joint owners of the funeral home. Court was a master mortician, dedicated to the business, but promiscuous and uncaring toward others in his lifestyle as a young bachelor. Zach was a scholar and gentleman, guilty by association with his libertine brother. When Daniel Berry died in June of 1975, coming events revealed to them what it would take for them to become the men they were meant to be with the women meant to be theirs.