In the early 20th century Andrew Powell lived in North Carolina with his wife Melissa and their children. Due to his position as being a Black landowner, a dispute with some white neighbors escalated to the point where a group of white men were prepared to beat and lynch Powell. His son, Raymond Powell, stepped in, feigned his father's insanity, and had him institutionalized at an asylum to save his life. This is an act of care, a protest, a subversion of a system predicated on Black death.