Post the abolishment of slavery in the USA in Blacks were still hugely marginalised. Naturally people are ambitious. Blacks were denied many opportunities that their white neighbours accessed. Many a man is resilient and solution focussed. They will find ways around the system. They will tolerate much. This is a story of an ambitious man, who wants to provide for his family, he wants the same opportunities he knows he is worthy of. There are hurdles. This is a story of trying to overcome hurdles which were peculiar to black families living in the USA in the 1960s.
The story tells of a black family's experiences in south Chicago, as they attempt to improve their financial circumstances with an insurance pay out following the death of the father.