Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Subhash Sonnad

Second Advisor

Dr. David Hartmann

Third Advisor

Dr. Donald Cooney

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This thesis investigates the life and role of the African American Single Mother (AASM) in America as the topic of this study. The AASM in this study will voice her experiences. The point of view of this thesis is that the AASM is in the unique position of being the only person able to convey facts about her life from her personal perspective. Through the voice of the AASM, this researcher will develop a written document which describes her life experiences and roles in which she operates in her family. This study will give the view of life of AASM's from an insider's perception instead of an observer's opinion. This research will offer a new perspective to outline and describe the AASM.

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