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The cliche of "noble Negro saves hapless white girl" is about-faced.
That watershed document led, sometimes after painful struggles, to manifold changes: Altars were about-faced so priest could see the people; communion rails disappeared; the Eucharist was distributed to standing, rather than kneeling, communicants; and the ubiquitous Latin was replaced by languages of the people.
As I drew and came to anchor, the buck sensed peril and jumped to his feet and about-faced, offering a perfect broadside shot.