Mama and me ran. Our turn to fly. We will meet up with Daddy someday. Mr. Renfield said we will try to make that happen. Follow the drinkin' gourd said Mr. Renfield. You will taste your freedom. What does freedom taste like? Where is Daddy?
Corey Birdsong is a spiritual, lively young boy in search of freedom in the same country that has made an economy of slavery. He and his family are owned by the Hart family of Kentucky. But, when they learn that Roland,Corey's father is to be sold, Roland flees to the North and Corey and his mother follow.