It is 1905. Jim Crow laws segregate African Americans from restaurants, trains, hotels. But one man, Jay “The Sport” Jackson is fighting for equality, for the chance to stand toe-to-toe with a white man and declare himself a champion. As he steps into the fight of his life, Jay must reconcile his ambitions with the inevitable hatred and ruthlessness against his race. The Royale is a dynamic and powerful meditation on the history of racism in the United States.