Download e-book for kindle: To Serve the Living by Suzanne E. Smith

By Suzanne E. Smith

For African americans, loss of life used to be by no means easily the top of existence, and funerals weren't simply areas to mourn. within the "hush harbors" of the slave quarters, African americans first used funerals to bury their useless and to devise a route to freedom. equally, in the course of the lengthy - and infrequently violent - fight for racial equality within the 20th century, funeral administrators aided the reason via honoring the lifeless whereas helping the dwelling. To Serve the residing bargains a desirable heritage of ways African American funeral administrators were indispensable to the struggle for freedom.

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