Film and Discussion - Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class

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    Film and Discussion - Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class - During the 60-minute film, former New York Times op-ed columnist Bob Herbert connects the dots of American history to reveal how injustices from reduced educational opportunity and the inequitable application of the GI bill to housing segregation converged to systematically limit the ability of Blacks to ascent through the traditional route of home ownership and its effect on Black families from generation to generation.

    Following the film, Ivan Brown, owner of Ivan Brown Realty and past president of Washington, DC chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), adds a realtor’s  historical view on past laws and customs and today’s current struggle for housing. NAREB was founded in 1947 when Blacks were not allowed to join similar White associations. 

  • Nov 4, 2017
  • Phone:
  • (703) 746-4356
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  • Times:
  • 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price:
  • Free
  • Details

    Film and Discussion - Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class - During the 60-minute film, former New York Times op-ed columnist Bob Herbert connects the dots of American history to reveal how injustices from reduced educational opportunity and the inequitable application of the GI bill to housing segregation converged to systematically limit the ability of Blacks to ascent through the traditional route of home ownership and its effect on Black families from generation to generation.

    Following the film, Ivan Brown, owner of Ivan Brown Realty and past president of Washington, DC chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), adds a realtor’s  historical view on past laws and customs and today’s current struggle for housing. NAREB was founded in 1947 when Blacks were not allowed to join similar White associations. 

Film and Discussion - Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class
  • November 4, 2017 to November 4, 2017
  • Alexandria Black History Museum
  • Free