The year was 1971, segregation had already been banned from the United States but racism still existed . . . Sadie Coleman, a small urban girl, moved from the outskirts of Mississippi to California hoping to start her acting career. She thought she would thrive in the big city. She never thought she would be hungry or broke. She never thought she would get kicked out of her low-class apartment by her snarky landlord. She never thought she would become the assistant of Cole Ryder, the most influential white man in the business industry and CEO of Dwight enterprises. And she most definitely did not think she would fall in love with him. How could they possibly be together if society was destined to tear them apart?