The Rallying Point is the story of a struggle to promote the symbol of pride in heritage and achievement--the Black American Heritage Flag. The story tells the often painful, sometimes surprising, twists and turns encountered by Gleason T. Jackson and Melvin Charles as they strove to promote interest in the symbol. Heartbreak and disappointment were ever present with them, but more important was their rallying point--the flag and its meaning. In a real sense, this story is a lesson in perseverance against apparently insurmountable odds. That perseverance and the unshakable commitment to the symbol, brought some poignantly joyous moments to Charles long after Gleason's physical death.