Browse By Migrations Geography Timeline Source Materials Education Materials Search
Family Life: Continuity and Change
< A Class of EntrepreneursFamily Life: Continuity and ChangeReligious Communities >
First ImagePrevious ImageImage GalleryNext ImageLast Image
view larger imageview larger image request a copy request a copy

Courtesy of the African Immigrant Folklife Project, Smithsonian Institution

Harold Dorwin

Teaching the Youngsters

Cultural continuity is important to African immigrants, and they make great efforts to socialize their children in their national cultures. Younger children often prefer to blend in, in order to be accepted by their American peers; but as they get older, they tend to be more self-confident and affirm their African heritage. At a Somali picnic in Virginia, a teenager applies henna designs on a young girl to introduce her to her culture.

Show indexing information
First ImagePrevious ImageImage GalleryNext ImageLast Image
Home About Glossary The New York Public Library
Privacy Policy | Rules & Regulations | Using the Internet | Website Terms & Conditions

© The New York Public Library, 2005.