African American Woman

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African American Woman

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

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