WORLD Channel

Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class

Special | 56m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

Probing the harsh and often brutal discrimination that has made it extremely difficult for African-Americans to establish a middle-class standard of living. Through dramatic historical footage and deeply moving personal interviews, AGAINST ALL ODDS: THE FIGHT FOR A BLACK MIDDLE CLASS explores the often frustrated efforts of black families to pursue the American dream.

Aired: 04/24/17

Expired: 02/28/21

Rating: TV-PG

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Major funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Wyncote Foundation.

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