“Tribal” Large family groups Sophisticated lifestyle
Marked the beginning of family disruption Destroyed hundreds of years of African culture Resulted in fewer young blacks in the New World
Tore families apart even more Created distanced yet strong relationships • Reflected in today’s African American population
Notion of strong yet distanced relationships • Each member of the Charles family has a different connection with the piano • Typical black family of the 1930’s Extended – Charles Family Interdependent
Generation Gap • Bernice and Maretha • Hard to relate, Maretha is alienated Familymembers spread throughout the United States, via the Great Migration
Included 3 generations of Charles’ Not uncommon for the time period Provided a stable family unit for children
Thanks to MLK Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, African Americans no longer face fears of being separated from their loved ones African Americans are still more likely to live in “non-taditional” family units, but less so than before.
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