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African American Woman

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A PowerPoint Presentation on African American Women and their roles in their families.

A PowerPoint Presentation on African American Women and their roles in their families.

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  • 1. African American WomanHer Position & Family
    Presented By Catherine Davis
  • 2. Beginnings: Problems for AA Families
    Slavery & Escape
    Slavery
    Took its toile and had horrific affects on AA families
    Husband/Wife broken apart and sold to far away places
    Family ties permanently severed.
    Escape
    There was Continuous AA migration
    Slaves escaped to far away places
    Farther separating husband from wife
    Many AA Men were murdered by their slave masters for trying to escape
  • 3. After Slavery Was Abolished in the U.S. 1863 To – 1960s
    African Americans continued to spread out Throughout the United States
    Husbands sought work far away from their families
    Freed people still treated like slaves
    Family cohesion began to be affected
    Decline of Intact AA families continued
    • 60s, A shortage of eligible African American Men continued
    Mostly due to lack of employment
    Racism (Racial Oppression)
    Next due to incarceration
    And then, the number of Fatherless homes was growing
    Young fathers no longer knew how to raise their children
    They had few role models to teach them
  • 4. 1970s to Present Day
    The Civil Rights Movement
    Its affect on African American Families
    Positive AA adult male role models
    Negative AA adult male role models
  • 5. Babies Daddies – Present Day
    Statistics show there are far more single African American mothers than in any other race or culture
    1970 – 2008 Census Statistics – All Races
    Fathers are either in prison or simply not emotionally or physically available
  • 6. Still, Progress is Being Made
  • 7. Caucasian Families of the 70s
  • 8. African American Families of the 70s
  • 9. Caucasian Families of 2008
    2008 U.S. Census
  • 10. African American Families 2008
    2008 U.S Census
    Black, total
  • 11. There is Hope & A Futurefor AA Families’
    Hope for the future
    African American children’s future.
    Their education.
    Their home environments.