In 1857, a group of slaves on a Georgia plantation make the dangerous decision to journey 600 miles north for the promise of freedom.
A plantation dance becomes the perfect distraction for a heist while John and Elizabeth step into a strange new world.
The timetable for escape is agreed upon and Rosalee is tasked with the most important part of the plan.
A notorious slave hunter tracks the runners as John and Elizabeth face a lethal predicament.
The runners find themselves thwarted at every turn while making a mad dash to catch a train heading north.
The road takes its toll on August; the runners are trapped in a floating coffin.
Children lose their innocence when forced to face the harsh realities of the world.
As death closes in, the runners have no choice but to hide in plain sight; Ernestine faces her worst fear.
The rescue mission for a member of the Macon 7 takes a deadly turn; John and Elizabeth challenge each other's choices.
Everyone must pay for their sins when the day of reckoning arrives.