Contemporary Black Marriage in Research, Policy, and Practice


View the 2019 collaborative syllabus.


A two-day symposium on contemporary Black marriage that takes a look at history, the impact of tensions in legal, political, and cultural realms, and the role of social and economic influences.

March 8-9, 2018
Motor House, 120 W. North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201


Katrina Bell McDonald, Tera R. Jordan, and Jessica Marie Johnson


Johns Hopkins University Center for Africana Studies and Iowa State University College of Human Sciences


Center for Africana Studies (JHU), College of Human Sciences (Iowa State), Helen LeBaron Hilton Fund (Iowa State), Department of Sociology, Political Science, and Near Eastern Studies (JHU), Program in Women, Gender & Sexuality (JHU), Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society, the Sex and Slavery Lab.


Download the symposium program.