Juliet, a slave in Virginia is freed, along with her family in the will of her former owner, only to later discover that the will that provided for her freedom would be contested and lead to an 8 year long court battle from 1848-1856, ending with Juliet, her family and others being sold to the highest bidder. Juliet's amazing journey continues with successive generations and culminating in her great granddaughter becoming the first African American woman to graduate in 1916 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and being the first to practice in Pennsylvania as well as the first licensed African American woman to practice in the United States. Her achievements did not end there. This great granddaughter, Ella Phillips Stewart, dined in her home with W.E.B. Dubois, became president of the National Association of Colored Women, served in the Eisenhower administration, spent 6 years traveling the world with UNESCO and garnered National, State and local awards too numerous to mention. This is a story of struggle, perseverance and inspiration. Written as a historical novel based on actual events and actual persons, the reader is guaranteed to be both entertained and enlightened.