Three professions ushered Black former slaves from poverty to the American dream: preacher, teacher, and undertaker. Today, Black funeral homes are closing across America due to 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.