Without A Compass follows a young man born into a situation where the odds are against him. After the death of his mother he constantly struggles to escape his stepfather and Cincinnati’s notorious West End. Undergoing many changes against a backdrop of drugs, poverty and prison, he finds his purpose through involvement with the historic social movements of his generation. After overcoming bitter set-backs, he finds redemption through an unforeseen combination of individuals and events. Without A Compass shows how frightening, difficult, and even ostracizing, earning a college degree can be if you live on Gest Street in Cincinnati or on any other street like it anywhere in the country.