Three professions ushered Black former slaves from poverty to the American dream: preacher, teacher, and undertaker. Today, Black funeral homes close across America as a result of the loss of Black neighborhoods and gentrification. Lewis Funeral Home has functioned within this tradition and new reality as a pillar of the Black community in San Antonio, Texas since 1909. Renowned embalmer James Bryant hopes a promising mortuary student will overlook his feelings of rejection within the African-American community to continue within the disappearing tradition. Michigan premiere.