Florence grew up in a small Mississippi town. She can't wait for her father to return home from fighting in the World War I. But little did she know that soon, her whole life would change. Her father, threatened and almost killed by the Ku Klux Klan, goes to Chicago to start a new life for his family. It is there that Flo finds out about a life where she is not segregated because of her race. And where she finds out about an exciting new kind of music--jazz.