Martin Delany University has provided home, career, and stability for generations of Bennets. It's 1999 and the latest generation of Bennets prepare for the new millennium, unaware of the changes the year 2000 will bring.
For Professor Elizabeth Bennet, that means questioning her position and dedication within the prestigious HBCU. She's also tired of defending her rap music studies, especially to stuck up outsiders like visiting economics professor Dr. William Darcy. When her sister Jane takes an interest in Darcy's best friend, Charles Bingley, she forces herself to tolerate him, at least for Jane's sake. Dr. Darcy, on sabbatical from Berkeley, looks forward to a productive year studying with one of Delany's prominent Economics Professors. He soon finds himself charmed by small town southern life and, to his surprise, Professor Elizabeth Bennet. He came to Delany to work, not fall in love. Elizabeth's Delany-Bennet pride wanes as family and work troubles take over. The constant clashes with Dr. Darcy also wear her down, but in a surprising way.
Prejudices crumble as the two academics relinquish to growing passions, but for Elizabeth, some offenses may be too big to ignore.