Questions about the Black Family

01


Basic

What makes a family?

02


Basic

Who is included in a family’s history? and Who determines this? Who is missing?

03


Documentation

How will you document your life? your family? your community? Are you in a position to document your family’s history?

04


Documentation

Do you have the tools available to do this work?

What don’t photos capture? Do you only take photos at “good” times”? What does it mean to photograph sad times?

05


Documentation

How do photographs in archives help to tell a fuller history?

Why would an archive collect family photos?

06


History

How have African American families throughout the ages developed?

How did migration patterns effect and affect Black families?

07


Sociology

Explain how race, class, and gender have shaped the experience of African American Families in the US.

08


Media

How do you tell and depict the story of the Black family?

09


Art and Music

How is the Black family depicted in art and media?

10


Faith/Religion

What role and impact has faith and religious practices had on Black families?

11


Parenting

What parenting practices have changed or stay the same in the Black family?

12


Education

What is the role of the family in educational outcomes?

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