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Marriage Patterns of Black Women

Wed, February 20, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

African American women have long stood at the intersection of the gender-race cultural wars. They often feel compelled to break ranks with women, particularly white feminists, in order to support Black men. But, for various and sundry reasons, they don’t necessarily feel like that support is available to them in return. The conflict escalates when education and career-building are thrown into the mix. So much so that upwardly mobile Black women will likely experience a battle of heart and mind when considering their available long-term relationship options and the accompanying social, economic, and cultural impact of their choices.

Join us as Sociologists and licensed clinical social worker, Sarah Adeyinka-Skold discusses relationship formation and the marriage patterns of African American women from historic and current perspectives. 


Princetonian, and UPenn doctoral student, Adeyinka-Skold writes and lectures about the marriage patterns of Black women. Her work is published in “Sociology of Race and Ethnicity” and her areas of interest and expertise include interracial marriage, marriage markets among African American women, relationship formation among college educated women, and marriage between immigrants and US citizens. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 ǁ 11:00 a.m.

Location                       Central Senior Services

Phone Number         215-686-5331

Senior Services
First Floor West

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103