The only person who was willing to take the job as the college's president was a Korean-American, considered by many to be unsuited to be a college president. He was at war with the establishement and had been fired from three of his previous jobs. He did not fit the image of an ideal college president. Supported by a band of like minded rebels, he was determined to make the college a viable institution.
While the "People's College" was struggling to stay alive, another group, called the Freedom Army, was being formed. The founder of the Freedom Army was a product of the state prison system. His avowed mission was to fight the modern "White Plantation Owners" in America and free the Black people from slavery. To achieve his goal, he recruited assassins to punish his enemies. The president of Grove Street College had been selected as one of his enemies and was targeted for assassination.