Raised in rural Alabama, Rosa Parks had never known a time when racial segregation was not the law. Then, one day, Parks decided that she had endured enough. Her soft-spoken defiance on a city bus was the spark-and civil rights activism, led by the young Martin Luther King, Jr., was the fire. The Montgomery bus boycott thrust parks into the spotlight, but it is only one part of her story.
When Kevin Walker transfers to Tubman High after the death of his mother, he decides to keep his painful past a secret and remain a loner to avoid the scrutiny of others. But his star turn on the track team brings him attention and friends who may betray his trust.
Chronicles the life of Marcus Garvey, a controversial black leader who began a crusade for African Americans to fight against oppression in the early years of the twentieth century.