A Socio-Historical Overview of Black Youth Development in the United States for Leisure Studies

  title={A Socio-Historical Overview of Black Youth Development in the United States for Leisure Studies},
  author={Daniel S. Theriault},
  journal={International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure},
  • D. Theriault
  • Published 1 August 2018
  • History
  • International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure
African American voices are absent from many histories of the youth development movement in the United States. This article explores contexts for African American youth development in three historical phases: 1790–1840, 1860–1877, and 1890–1920. Each phase includes a description of the family, neighborhood, education, religion, and leisure as interconnected developmental contexts. Each historical period was characterized by a dynamic of oppression and resistance through which African Americans… 
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