The color line has long been a belt around, and between social beliefs, credos, and reasons for "separatisms"...Even within racial relations. Ella D'Orleans finds this out the hard way in this epic historical drama about the social and spiritual effects of interracial relations in the South (Savannah, GA), and in racial relations within and outside of the Colored Americans--Afro-Americans, Blacks etc. It also brings up the importance of knowing one's history how it relates to your interactions with family, business relations, and even outside races. The danger of the thin line of hatred/love. How quickly whatever love builds, hatred can be that much quicker to destroy. As a renaissance business woman of her time, Ella single-handedly builds an inherited empire for the D'Orleans family, but with her own prejudice, and hatred she tears it down until her daughter Lizzy, son-in-law Henry, and her grand-daughter Lillion, remind her through their own strength and determination Charters can be saved.