This book is about people whose ancestors lived in bondage and the ordeal and challenges facing them finding freedom in a world where others were still in bondage. It tells of the simple life challenges and the struggle of being accepted. It tells of those that were t resposible for the things that were done in the past but were willing to sacrifice everything to make the world they w live in better. It displays the simple beauty that life can hold and the courage to keep that beauty alive. It tells of how their leaders built a challenging world around them and proved to them they were equal to any man. This story contains hardships, challenges, humor and a zest for life as free as it possibly could be. The story takes place in the mid 1800's on a Louisiana cane Plantation. It tells of free people and the challenges they faced to hold that freedom as it was at a time and place in history that just wasn't ready for the change. It tells of the struggles and the pleasures that evolve through the good deeds of a group of people that had the belief that the best people in the world were treated the worst. To see the beauty of the outcome of this story, just take a stroll to the place called Cool Wind's Gate.