Archival footage in AGAINST ALL ODDS: The Fight for a Black Middle Class depicts Martin Luther King Jr.’s reaction to white rioters in Chicago. Beryl Satter explains how black middle-class property owners during the Civil Rights Era were punished for attempting to follow the same path as their white middle-class peers. AGAINST ALL ODDS: The Fight for a Black Middle Class premieres on Monday, March 6th at 10PM on THIRTEEN.
Against All Odds
“Have black Americans had a fair shot at the American dream?” acclaimed journalist Bob Herbert asks. He probes the harsh and often brutal discrimination that has made it extremely difficult for African-Americans to establish a middle-class standard of living, while also exploring the often heroic efforts of Black families to pursue the American Dream in the face of unrelenting barriers.FILM LANDING PAGE