A 21st Century Son tells the story of Thurmond, who after a religious epiphany, reviews his life and seeks to connect its events to answer the question, what is my purpose on earth?
A 21st Century Son is the journey and reflections of Thurmond and his efforts to please and be like the strong willed father he loves and respects. Yet as he nears adulthood he still must discover for himself what it is that makes a man. This rough water passage from youth to adulthood is one that many men have taken but few have been willing to articulate.
''You and I have always marched to the beat of a different drummer, Son. Don't let people change you.''
What does it mean to be a man? Am I my father's son? Can I be a better man than my father?
Men and women alike will feel the warmth, have a laugh and shed a few tears as they travel a Southern road with Thurmond from childhood to adulthood.