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The role that African-American grandmothers play when an adult female child is incarcerated reinforces the elevated status within the community that black grandmothers have always had.
In this Essay, I will primarily focus on: (1) the history of African-American grandmothers in the United States; (2) their status when they take on the role of raising grandchildren of their incarcerated children; and (3) the impact of mass female incarceration on these children.
HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN GRANDMOTHERS
The West African culture and tradition of caregiving across generations through the extended family carried over into America, (24) and most African-American grandmothers pride themselves on being the glue that holds their families together.
It's searching for African-American grandmothers age 50 or older, living with a grandchild 18 or younger in homes that do not include the grandchild's parents, to participate in a three-year national study on the psychological well-being of such grandparent care-givers.
Rodgers and Jones conducted interviews with 19 African-American grandmothers, ranging in age from 47 to 74.
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