You need land, her father had said. That way you're working for yourself. You get up in the morning and you're getting up for you, and when you go home at night and lay yourself down, you're tired from working for yourself. That's worth the working!This is the story of one family. A family whose history saw its first ancestor captured, shackled, and brought to this country from Africa. A family who can still see remnants of the psychological shackles that hold some of its members slaves -- even today. It is a story of pride, determination, struggle, and love. And of the piece of land that holds them together through it all.