The story is about an enslaved man named Clemons Van Forer. Joshua, the author, wrote this story to give to his mother on Juneteenth. His grandmother read the story and felt it was worthy of publication.
The main character, Clemons, had heard stories of a man named Tice Davids escaping to freedom from his owner. His owner said that Tice must have escaped through an underground railroad. Clemons dreamed of one day being able to escape with his family. But until that day, he found freedom through the love he and his family had for one another.