When Spencer Perkins was sixteen years old, he visited his bloodied and swollen father in jail. Police had beaten the black activist severely, and Spencer has never forgotten the moment. He couldn't imagine living in community with a white person after that. But his plans were changed.
Chris Rice grew up in very different circumstances, of "Vermont Yankee stock", attending an elite Easter college and looking forward to a career in law and goverment. But his plans were changed.
Today Spencer and Chris are not only friends, but yokefellows - partners for more than a decade in the difficult ministry of racial reconciliation. From their own hard-won experience, they insist there is hope for our frightening race problem, that whites and African-Americans can live together in peace.