This home movie begins with footage of Don McIllvaine painting a large mural in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood. The mural, titled "Black Man's Dilemma," was once located on a building at 16th and Hamlin. It depicts the story of the degradation of ghetto life in America and suggests that Black people seek their own nation elsewhere. These mural scenes are followed by footage of children that were part of the Art & Soul program that McIlvaine directed during a 6-month period in 1969 and 1970. Highlights of the film include a painting class, kids running around in an amphitheater, a gymnastics class and children swimming.