When the family's patriarch shows the home to an interested Black family, neighbors within the all-white community begin to gossip. The elderly white family became the target of harassment and threats by bigoted neighbors.
This film is notable among a genre of films aimed at curbing white American anxiety and supremacist violence against racial desegregation and racial integration in the 1950s and 1960s. It serves as an earlier anti-discrimination narrative and racial sounding post in the spirit of the noted documentary, "Building the American Dream: Levittown, NY", which discussed Levittown, New York, the prototypical Post-World War II tract home suburb built in the late 1940s that excluded African Americans via restricted covenants and supremacist activism.
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