Aspiring to be more than a washerwoman, Sarah grows determined to sell Addie's hair product. But when she's cruelly rebuffed, the gloves come off.
Sarah's dream of opening a factory hinges on securing the support of local Black businessmen — and an endorsement from the famous Booker T. Washington.
Sarah's ambitious plans for expanding her empire take her to New York — and lead to betrayals personal and professional that threaten all she's built.
The combined blows of a health scare, worker issues and a tragedy that hits close to home push Sarah to take decisive action about her life and legacy.