Black Love Through The Ages
THE BOND BETWEEN AFRICAN-AMERICAN COUPLES HAS KEPT OUR COMMUNITY STRONG FOR GENERATIONS.
Take a short trip through our romantic history.
African-Americans took great pride in making their unions legal following generations of being unable to do so while enslaved, and had higher marriage rates than White Americans starting in 1890 and holding until the 1960’s.
1970’s: In Living Color
On Good Times, the adventures of Florida and James Evans revealed many of the experiences of Black couples. We’re still grieving the loss of James. Damn, damn, damn!
For many, The Jeffersons and The Cosby Show highlighted the advances made by Black families and set great expectations for us to move on up as couples.
The popularity of Black sitcoms and classic romantic comedies was a much-needed counterbalance to turbulent times.
Original Article https://www.essence.com/holidays/black-history-month/black-love-through-years/#61924
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