1958. At the dawn of the Civil Rights movement, African-American doctor John Cordice, struggles against racism to attain significance as a practicing surgeon at Harlem Hospital.
When Martin Luther King Jnr. is stabbed by Izola Curry, a woman suffering from schizophrenia, Cordice is forced to battle the will of powerful men to save King’s life and alter the fate of the nation. Based on the book When Harlem Nearly Killed King by Hugh Pearson.