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Black girls at that time, depending on where they lived in the country, most likely lived in a religious home whether wealth was involved or not. A majority of black families practiced the Southern Baptist religion, and fathers were typically very strict with their children, but their daughters especially. They were often not allowed to date until late in high school or afterwards, or they were expected to be active in the church. The extended family often lived in the same home and family was extremely important in their social and cultural life.
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